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How To Find The Most Sturdy Shutter In Orlando

August 08, 2016

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The customer had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s house had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were only a small number of slats broken on one shutter panel on one side of their home. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in their house were in perfect shape! The clients are currently rebuilding their home, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their reconstructed house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t be subject to a natural disaster. But there are a few things to make sure of when selecting shutters in Orlando 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 just one instance of the durability of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Orlando home office

The first quality to be sure of when you want a durable window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, look for shutters constructed from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause damage and peeling. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters are made with tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are incredibly hard to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give unrivaled strength. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole company that can give you shutters built to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get beautiful custom shutters that complement your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new several years after installation. A good number of composite shutters tend to lose their color over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a unique paint that contains UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, a quick once over with a cloth is all you need to keep your plantation shutters clean.


When purchasing shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is another important factor. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty that protect you from any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

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Want to find out more regarding your shutter options in Orlando? Call us at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!