How To Choose The Most Sturdy Shutter In New York City

Darren Zuckerman

Last month, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had lost their home to 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 home. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in their home made it through in immaculate shape! 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 newly rebuilt 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 number of things to look for when looking for shutters in New York City that are durable and will beautify 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 instance of the durability and hardiness of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a New York City home office

The number one thing to be on the lookout for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from a highly sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for products constructed from wood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

When looking into engineered shutters, choose a product constructed from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

A shutter’s build 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. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are nearly impossible to take out. 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 constructed with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, creation, 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 solid hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective finish that protects from UV light that causes fading. In addition, an easy wipe down with a cloth is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are an additional important 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 problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

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