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How To Choose A Sturdy Shutter In Gainesville

August 08, 2016

One of our locations in Texas was recently contacted by a previous client. The customer had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a tornado 
 
The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt from the incident, but there were just a small number of louvers destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their home. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in the house survived in pristine condition! The customers are now rebuilding their home, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Most likely, your shutters won’t be subject to a tornado. But there are a few qualities to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Gainesville that are durable and will add charm to your home 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 just one example of the durability of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Gainesville home office

The number one quality to be sure of when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s constructed from and how it’s made. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, focus on a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their interior structure. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.


Top-Notch Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give added protection. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued to give tremendous toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the sole company that makes shutters put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique coating that blocks ultraviolet light that causes fading. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are easy to keep clean by effortlessly wiping with a cloth.


Lifetime Warranty

When selecting shutters and window treatments, the warranty is an additional major consideration. When you’re in the market for a top of the line shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 


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