How To Choose A Durable Shutter In Destin08/08/2016Eric Ramsey One of our stores in Texas was recently reached by a previous client. The customer had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. The client’s house had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a couple of slats broken on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter was damaged at all! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their home, and soon, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their newly rebuilt house. Most likely, your shutters won’t be subject to a tornado. But there are a number of qualities to look for when choosing shutters in Destin that are durable and will beautify your home for a lifetime. *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. Read our lifetime warranty. Strong Material The most important quality to be sure of when you need a resilient window treatment is the material it’s constructed from and the manner in which it’s built. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities. For engineered shutters, focus on a product made from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause chips and scratches. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites. Superior Construction A shutter’s build plays a large part in its resilience. Polywood shutters use tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are very difficult to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for unrivaled sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole place which makes shutters put together with extreme durability in mind. Sunburst Shutters also takes special consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows perfectly. Color That Keeps It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new several years after the initial purchase. Some composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special seal that protects from ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, a simple wipe down with a dustrag is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless. Protective Warranty Warranties are one more important factor when selecting shutters or other window coverings. When choosing a premier shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. Learn More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters Prepared to learn more regarding your shutter options in Destin? Drop us a line at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!