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Learn How To Select A Sturdy Shutter In Miami

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous client contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their home destroyed by 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 home. All of the other Polywood shutters in the house were in perfect condition! The customers are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, 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 points to look for when looking for shutters in Miami that are durable and will look beautiful for decades.

*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 of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Miami home office

The first thing to be sure of when you want a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s built from and the way in which it’s built. For wood shutters, look for something built from hardwood with a reputation for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. 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 sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker composition is more susceptible to chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters are made with tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased protection. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give unrivaled strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the only company that makes shutters built to last a lifetime.

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 match 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 time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique finish that blocks UV rays that causes fading. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are a breeze to keep dust-free by easily wiping with a cloth.

Lifetime Warranty

When selecting shutters or other window coverings, your warranty is one more important factor. When selecting a premier 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

Need to find out 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!