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How To Find A Sturdy Shutter In Boston

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The customer had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild due to damage, but there were just a few louvers damaged on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. All of the other Polywood shutters in their home were in pristine condition! The customers are now rebuilding their house, and soon, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their reconstructed home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are a few qualities to look for when looking for shutters in Boston 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 a good example of the durability and hardiness of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Boston home office

The number one quality to look for when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s built from and the manner in which it’s made. For wood shutters, look for something built from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, look for those made from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to show damage more easily due to their structure. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

How a shutter is constructed 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. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are incredibly hard to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued , resulting in tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We’re proud to be the only company that offers shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you picture-perfect custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color Which Lasts

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

Everybody wants shutters that will look brand-new long after installation. Other composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique finish that inhibits ultraviolet rays that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are easy to keep clean by simply wiping with a dustrag.

Protective Warranty

When purchasing shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is another key component. When you’re in the market for a high-quality shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more regarding your shutter options in Boston? Call us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!