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How To Select The Most Sturdy Shutter In Philadelphia

August 08, 2016

One of our stores in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The customer had their home destroyed by a twister earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were only a few louvers destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The homeowners are currently rebuilding their house, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are a number of things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Philadelphia that are durable and will look beautiful for generations.

*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 Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Philadelphia home office

The most important thing to be sure of when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are made from furniture grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

For engineered shutters, look for a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with poly-vinyl which more easily shows cosmetic defects. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are incredibly hard to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued for superb strength. 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. Sunburst is the sole place which makes shutters constructed with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color Steadfastness

White plantation shutters in a Philadelphia living room with plank hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new decades after you buy them. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a special seal that contains UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are easy to keep dust-free by effortlessly wiping with a cloth.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are an additional key element when buying shutters or other window coverings. When choosing a high-quality shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

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