Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Darren Wong When looking into plantation shutters in Honolulu, homeowners have their pick of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. The differences between these types of plantation shutters go beyond the material they’re made of. At Sunburst Shutters Honolulu, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to fulfill your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more. Materials Polywood shutters are constructed from a synthetic composite that provides superior energy efficiency and durability. We formed this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to bring you a high quality plantation shutter to rival any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are constructed from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter adds the classic look of wood to any room in your Honolulu home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are more energy efficient than any other window treatment you can buy in Honolulu. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than similar wood shutters. But that doesn’t mean our wood shutters aren’t exemplary when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t warp. They last far longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with proper upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the nation. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are top quality in durability and will last decades in your Honolulu residence. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a lightly moistened rag. You’ll want to quickly dry wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are offered in three premium white paints in addition to a collection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color palette. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. Ovation wood shutters stand out when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom crafted to fit your window or door perfectly. Our specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that look beautiful and operate without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your Honolulu home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your plantation shutter of choice to fit just right. Our experts take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our latest computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the specifications of your specialty shaped window. Summary: Polywood Shutters vs. Ovation Wood Shutters Polywood Shutters Ovation Wood Shutters Materials Synthetic composite Teak Energy Efficiency Highest (insulates 70% better than equivalent wood shutter) High Durability 50+ years 50+ years Cleaning Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag Colors Premium white paints, custom color matching paints 11 Paint colors, 28 wood stains Custom Built All custom made All custom made Special Shapes Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door Get More Specifics On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in Honolulu and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below today!