How To Pick The Most Sturdy Shutter In Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

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 made it through the ordeal. 

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 few slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their house. All of the other Polywood shutters in their house survived in pristine shape! The clients 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 selecting 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 a good 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 resilient window treatment is the material it’s made from and the manner in which it’s constructed. For wood shutters, look for something built from wood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, choose a product made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with poly-vinyl which more easily shows peeling and damage. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its durability. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased durability. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give spectacular strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the only place which makes shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

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 fit your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

Everybody wants shutters that will look brand-new several years after you buy them. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever fade or yellow, due to a protective finish that inhibits UV light that causes fading. All of our shutters are easy to keep clean by easily wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are one more important element when purchasing shutters or other window coverings. 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. 

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