Learn How To Select A Sturdy Shutter In Miami

David White

Last month, a previous client contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a twister 
The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a few louvers broken on one shutter panel on one side of their house. All of the other Polywood shutters in their house were in perfect condition! The clients are currently rebuilding their home, and soon, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their reconstructed home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t need to survive a natural disaster. But there are a number of things to look for when looking for shutters in Miami that are durable and will look beautiful 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 example of the durability and hardiness of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Miami home office

The number one thing to be sure of when you want a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from a highly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for something built from hardwood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, choose a product made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker composition is more susceptible to chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Superior Construction

How a shutter is constructed is an important piece of its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased protection. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued , resulting in unrivaled strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the only company that can give you shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that fit your windows without a hitch.

Color Steadfastness

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new decades after the initial purchase. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a protective paint that utilizes UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. In addition, a simple once over with a dustrag is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Protective Warranty

When purchasing shutters or other window coverings, your warranty is one more important consideration. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Want to know more regarding your shutter options in Miami? Contact us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to get ready for your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!