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Learn How To Select A Sturdy Shutter In Washington DC

August 08, 2016

Recently, a previous customer reached out to one of our Texas locations. The client had their home destroyed by a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a tornado 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were only a couple of louvers damaged on one shutter panel on one area of their house. Each one of the other Polywood shutters in their home survived in perfect shape! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their home, and once they finish, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are some points to make sure of when selecting shutters in Washington DC that are durable and will look beautiful for years to come.

*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 longevity of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Washington DC home office

The most important quality to be sure of when shopping for a resilient window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones made from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters feature high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For engineered shutters, look for those constructed from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

A shutter’s build has a key role in its sturdiness over time. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved protection. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued to give tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s 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 can give you shutters built to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take the utmost care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after the initial purchase. Some composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special coating that protects from ultraviolet light that causes fading. All of our shutters are simple to keep spotless by simply wiping with a cloth.

Lifetime Warranty

When selecting shutters and window coverings, the warranty is another major consideration. When you’re in the market for a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee 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 against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Washington DC? Contact us at 240-339-2588 or fill out the form below to get ready for your free in-home design consultation!