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How To Choose The Most Sturdy Shutter In Cleveland

August 08, 2016

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently reached by a previous client. The customer had their house wiped out by a tornado 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 house had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a couple of slats broken on a single shutter panel on one side of their house. No other shutter was damaged at all! The homeowners are currently rebuilding their house, and soon, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Hopefully, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are some things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Cleveland 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. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Cleveland home office

The most important quality to be on the lookout for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from wood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, look for a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters have more durability than composite shutters, whose weaker construction can more easily cause cosmetic defects. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.


High Quality Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its durability. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are incredibly hard to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give unrivaled sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We’re proud to be the sole company that offers shutters constructed to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a Cleveland living room with dark hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful 20 years after installation. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special seal that inhibits UV rays that causes fading. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are a breeze to keep spotless by simply wiping with a cloth.


Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are one more major consideration when selecting shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any defects. 


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