Learn How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Nashville08/08/2016Stefano Diotaiuti One of our locations in Texas was recently contacted by a previous customer. The customer had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were just a small number of louvers broken on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. No other shutter was even dinged! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their house, and soon, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their reconstructed house.Hopefully, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are some qualities to look for when choosing shutters in Nashville that are durable and will beautify 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 longevity of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited warranty.Solid Material The first thing to be on the lookout for when you want a durable window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly reliable material. For wood shutters, look for those made from hardwood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are made from furniture grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.For engineered shutters, choose a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker construction will more likely show damage and peeling. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.Superior ConstructionThe structure of a shutter has a key role in its resilience. The louvers of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in superb sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the only company that makes shutters constructed with extreme durability in mind.Sunburst Shutters also takes special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to give you picture-perfect custom shutters that fit your windows without a hitch.Color SteadfastnessEverybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful decades after installation. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a unique paint that utilizes UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, a simple wipe down with a cloth is all you need to keep your plantation shutters spotless.Protective WarrantyWarranties are another necessary consideration when buying shutters and window treatments. When choosing a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a limited lifetime warranty against any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a limited warranty which protects you from any defects. Learn More About Long-lasting Plantation ShuttersReady to find out more about your shutter options in Nashville? Call us at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to set up a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!