How To Select The Most Sturdy Shutter In Philadelphia

Holly Perron

One of our stores in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The customer 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 after the storm, but there were only a few louvers destroyed on one shutter panel on one edge of their house. No other shutter even had a scratch! The homeowners are now rebuilding their house, and before long, 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 twister. But there are a few things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Philadelphia that are durable and will beautify your home 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 of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited 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 constructed 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, focus on a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.


Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give added durability. 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. We are the sole place which can give you 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 solid hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new long after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique coating that blocks ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, a quick wipe down with a cloth is all you need to keep your plantation shutters clean.


Protective Warranty

Warranties are another key consideration when buying shutters or other window coverings. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a limited warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 


Find Out More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Need to learn more regarding your shutter options in Philadelphia? Call us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to set up your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!