Learn How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Jacksonville

Kevin McCormack

Recently, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The client had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a couple of louvers damaged on a single shutter panel on one area of their house. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in the home survived in flawless condition! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their house, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their new house.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t be subject to a twister. But there are some qualities to make sure of when looking for shutters in Jacksonville that are durable and will add charm to 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 of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Jacksonville home office

The first quality to look for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from a highly sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for ones built from wood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the types of woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, look for a product made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, whose weaker construction will more likely show damage and peeling. Polywood is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Expert Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its durability. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are very difficult to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give unrivaled toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the only place which makes shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Jacksonville living room with dark hardwood floors.

You want shutters that will look brand-new several years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective finish that protects from ultraviolet rays that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are easy to keep spotless by simply wiping with a dustrag.

Lifetime Warranty

When choosing shutters and window treatments, the warranty is an additional key component. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Need to learn more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Jacksonville? Call us at 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!