Learn How To Pick The Most Sturdy Shutter In Austin08/08/2016Tyler Jorgensen 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 survived. The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were just a small number of slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one side of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The clients 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 new home.Hopefully, your shutters won’t have to withstand a natural disaster. But there are a few points to look for when choosing shutters in Austin that are durable and will add charm to your home for decades.*Disclaimer: Sunburst Shutters doesn’t guarantee that their our products will withstand a tornado or other natural disasters, but this is a good example of the durability and longevity of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime limited warranty.Solid Material The first quality to be sure of when you need a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.For engineered shutters, choose a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their interior structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.High Quality ConstructionThe structure of a shutter is an important piece of its resilience. 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 tremendous sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include 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 LastsYou want shutters that will look brand-new decades after installation. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique coating that inhibits UV rays that causes fading. In addition, a simple wipe down with a dustrag is all there is to keep your plantation shutters spotless.Lifetime WarrantyWarranties are an additional key consideration when buying shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a premier shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty against any defects that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a limited warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. Learn More About Durable Plantation ShuttersNeed 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!