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How To Pick The Most Sturdy Shutter In Charlotte

August 08, 2016

Recently, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The customer’s house required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were just a couple of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their home. All of the other Polywood shutters in the house were in pristine shape! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their house, and soon, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a natural disaster. But there are some qualities to look for when looking for shutters in Charlotte 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 resilience of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Charlotte home office

The most important thing to be sure of when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for something built from wood that’s sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are constructed from high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, choose a product constructed from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker construction can more easily cause chips and scratches. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its durability. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give improved durability. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in tremendous strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the only place which makes shutters built to last a lifetime.

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

Color That Keeps

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new several years after you buy them. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over the years. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a unique seal that utilizes UV-inhibitors to prevent discoloration. All of our shutters are easy to keep clean by easily wiping with a cloth.


When purchasing shutters and window treatments, the product’s warranty is one more key consideration. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Find Out More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Ready to know more regarding your shutter options in Charlotte? Contact us at 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to get ready for your free in-home design consultation!