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Learn How To Find The Most Sturdy Shutter In Virginia Beach

August 08, 2016

Recently, a previous client contacted one of our stores in Texas. 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 from the incident, but there were only a few louvers destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their home, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their new house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t go through a natural disaster. But there are a few things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Virginia Beach that are durable and will beautify your home for decades.

*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 Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Virginia Beach home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when you need a resilient window treatment is the material it’s built from and the manner in which it’s built. For wood shutters, look for ones made from wood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, look for a product built from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip easier due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Superior Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its resilience. Polywood shutters are made with tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are nearly impossible to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued , resulting in tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We’re proud to be the sole place which offers shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost care in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that fit your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful decades after you buy them. Other composite shutters may discolor or fade over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a protective coating that protects from UV rays that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are easy to keep dust-free by easily wiping with a cloth.

Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are one more major factor when selecting shutters and window treatments. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Learn More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Need to know more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Virginia Beach? Contact us at 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to schedule your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!