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Learn How To Choose The Most Sturdy Shutter In Fort Myers

August 08, 2016

A few weeks ago, a previous customer contacted one of our stores in Texas. The customer had their house wiped out by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

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 couple of louvers destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. No other shutter was damaged at all! The clients are currently rebuilding their house, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Most likely, your shutters won’t have to withstand a tornado. But there are some things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Fort Myers that are durable and will look beautiful 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 and longevity of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Fort Myers home office

The most important quality to be on the lookout for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s made from and the way in which it’s made. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters feature high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

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


Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build has a key role in its resilience. Polywood shutters are made with tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are very difficult to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued , resulting in spectacular strength. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We’re proud to be the only place which makes shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes so that you receive picture-perfect custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful decades after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters tend to lose their color over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique coating that blocks UV light that causes fading. In addition, a simple once over with a cloth is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters dust-free.


Protective Warranty

When purchasing shutters and window coverings, the product’s warranty is one more major factor. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any defects. 


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