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Learn How To Pick The Most Durable Shutter In Bluff City

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous client reached out to one of our Texas locations. The client had their house wiped out by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were only a small number of slats broken on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter was even dinged! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their home, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are some points to make sure of when choosing shutters in Bluff City that are durable and will beautify 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 resilience of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Bluff City home office

The number one thing to look for when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly reliable material. For wood shutters, look for something built from hardwood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, focus on those constructed from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with poly-vinyl which more easily shows chips and scratches. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

High Quality Construction

How a shutter is constructed plays a large part in its sturdiness over time. The louvers 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 very difficult to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued to give unrivaled toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We’re proud to be the only place which can give you shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes so that you receive picture-perfect custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a Bluff City living room with solid hardwood floors.

Everybody wants shutters that will look brand-new several years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a protective seal that uses UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep clean by easily wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are another necessary factor when buying shutters or other window treatments. When you’re in the market for a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from 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. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Resilient Plantation Shutters

Want to know more about your shutter options in Bluff City? Drop us a line at 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below to schedule your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!