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How To Choose The Most Sturdy Shutter In New York City

August 08, 2016

Recently, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their home destroyed by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
 
The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt from the incident, but there were only a couple of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their house, and once they finish, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their new home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a twister.


Most likely, your shutters won’t have to withstand a twister. But there are a few points to look for when selecting shutters in New York City that are durable and will look beautiful 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 instance of the durability and hardiness of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a New York City home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when choosing a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely reliable material. For wood shutters, look for products made from wood that is known for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters feature high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, choose shutters constructed from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with a PVC-like compound which is more susceptible to chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.


Expert Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give added resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued for tremendous sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We are the only company that offers shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to make sure you get beautiful custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a New York City living room with plank hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters may discolor or fade over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a special finish that uses UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep clean by easily wiping with a dustrag.


Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are another major element when choosing shutters and window treatments. When you’re in the market for a top of the line shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty against any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 


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