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Learn How To Select The Most Durable Shutter In Hartford

August 08, 2016

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The client had their home destroyed by a tornado earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a twister 
The customer’s house had to be completely rebuilt from the incident, but there were only a couple of louvers broken on a single shutter panel on one area of their house. Each one of the other Polywood shutters in the customer’s home made it through in perfect shape! The customers are now rebuilding their house, and before long, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their reconstructed home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are a number of qualities to make sure of when looking for shutters in Hartford that are durable and will add charm to your home 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 longevity of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Hartford home office

The most important quality to look for when shopping for a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for those built from hardwood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, choose a product built from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker construction is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

The structure of a shutter plays a large part in its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters use tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give increased strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued to give superb sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the sole company that makes shutters built to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters also takes special consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color Which Lasts

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new several years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a protective seal that uses UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. All of our shutters are simple to keep clean by easily wiping with a dustrag.

Lifetime Warranty

When purchasing shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is another major component. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Hartford? Drop us a line at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!