Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Colorado Springs10/21/2015Gary Harding When looking into plantation shutters in Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs, we bring you Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Find out how faux wood shutters compare with wood shutters. From their ease of cleaning to their energy efficiency and more. Materials Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic composite that leads to superior energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to provide you with a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are built from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Colorado Springs home. Energy Efficiency Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Colorado Springs. And in the plantation shutters market, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than comparable wood shutters. And our wood shutters are no slouch when it comes to energy efficiency as the only window treatment that exceeds their efficiency are Polywood shutters. Durability Polywood shutters are constructed from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t chip. They outlast traditional wood shutters. They can last over 50 years with adequate maintenance. 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 Colorado Springs residence. Cleaning You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, when it comes to stains, dirt, and other marks, all you have to do is wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Make sure to quickly dry the wood shutters. Colors Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints in addition to a variety of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color scheme. The color on these faux wood shutters never fades thanks to a high quality paint with UV inhibitors. Ovation wood shutters are best when stained with one of our 28 wood stains. Custom Built Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom built to fit your window or door perfectly. Our specialists measure the window to create shutter panels that are elegant and work flawlessly. Special Shapes Whether your Colorado Springs home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build your choice of plantation shutters to fit seamlessly. Our professionals consider every curve and angle. And with our advanced computer software and 40+ years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the detailed specs 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 Colorado Springs and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below today!