How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Houston

Cory Cryer

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

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
 
The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were just a few slats broken on a single shutter panel on one side of their residence. All of the other Polywood shutters in their house survived in flawless condition! The clients are now rebuilding their home, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their reconstructed home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Hopefully, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are a number of qualities to make sure of when selecting shutters in Houston that are durable and will beautify your home 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 instance of the durability and longevity of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime limited warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Houston home office

The most important thing to be sure of when you want a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s built from and how it’s built. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood that’s sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

For engineered shutters, focus on those built from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause cosmetic defects. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.


Expert Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are incredibly hard to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued for spectacular toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole place which can give you shutters put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes so that you receive elegant custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color Steadfastness

White plantation shutters in a Houston living room with plank hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after installation. Some composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever fade or yellow, due to a unique coating that blocks UV rays that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are a breeze to keep clean by simply wiping with a cloth.


Protective Warranty

Warranties are an additional necessary component when choosing shutters and window coverings. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a limited lifetime warranty against any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are backed by a limited warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 


Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Want to know more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Houston? Contact us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to get ready for your free in-home design consultation!