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Learn How To Pick The Most Sturdy Shutter In Austin

August 08, 2016

A few weeks ago, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The client had their home destroyed by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a tornado 
The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were just a small number of slats damaged on a single shutter panel on one side of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The customers are now rebuilding their home, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t have to withstand a natural disaster. But there are a few things to look for when choosing shutters in Austin that are durable and will add charm to your home for a lifetime.

*Disclaimer: Sunburst Shutters doesn’t guarantee that their our products will withstand a tornado or other natural disasters, but this is just one example of the durability and longevity of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Austin home office

The first quality to be sure of when you need a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s built from and the manner in which it’s made. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

When looking into engineered shutters, choose a product made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their pressed-board core structure. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

High Quality Construction

How a shutter is constructed is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased durability. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued for spectacular toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We’re proud to be the sole company that offers shutters built to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes so that you receive elegant custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Austin living room with solid hardwood floors.

You want shutters that will look brand-new long after installation. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a unique coating that protects from UV rays that causes fading. In addition, a simple wipe down with a dustrag is all there is to keep your plantation shutters clean.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are another key element when buying shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty against any defects that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Want to know more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Austin? Contact us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!