Learn How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Nashville

Stefano 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. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were just a small number of slats broken on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in their home were in flawless condition! 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.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

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

Wooden plantation shutters in a Nashville home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when you want a durable window treatment is the material it’s made from and the way in which it’s built. 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, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give 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 can give you 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 Steadfastness

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

Everybody 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 Warranty

When selecting shutters and window treatments, the product’s warranty is another important detail. 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 Shutters

Ready 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!