Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters10/21/2015Holly Perron When searching for plantation shutters in New Brunswick, homeowners have the option 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 New Brunswick, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to meet 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 built from a synthetic composite that results in superior energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter over 25 years ago to give 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 brings the natural feel of wood to any room in your New Brunswick home. Energy Efficiency Compared to other window treatments, shutters are the most energy efficient in New Brunswick. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters insulate 70% better than equivalent wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency . The only window treatment that tops their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are made from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with proper upkeep. Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the US. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are the best in their class for durability and will last decades in your New Brunswick house. Cleaning It’s easy to dust both faux and wood shutters. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, just wipe faux and wood shutters with a slightly damp rag. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters come in three premium white paints. And we bring you a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. UV inhibitors in the paint we apply on Polywood ensure that the color on these shutters doesn’t fade. Ovation wood shutters look stunning 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 seamlessly. Our specialists measure the window to construct shutter panels that are exquisite and work without a hitch. Special Shapes Whether your New Brunswick home has octagon windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our specialists take every angle and curve into consideration. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and more than 35 years of experience, we build 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 Details On Polywood or Ovation Plantation Shutters For more details about Polywood or Ovation shutters in New Brunswick and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below today!