How To Choose A Sturdy Shutter In Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Recently, a previous client contacted one of our stores in Texas. The client had their house wiped out by a twister 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 had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were just a couple of louvers damaged on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter even had a scratch! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their house, and once they finish, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t have to withstand a natural disaster. But there are a number of points to look for when selecting shutters in Cincinnati that are durable and will add charm to 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 our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Cincinnati home office

The number one quality to be sure of when choosing a resilient window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from hardwood with a reputation for being strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are built from high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

When looking into faux wood shutters, focus on a product made from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, whose weaker composition will more likely show chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Expert Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of its durability. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved protection. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued for tremendous sturdiness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. Sunburst is the only company that offers shutters constructed to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take the utmost consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color Steadfastness

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

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful long after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective coating that blocks ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, an easy wipe down with a cloth is all there is to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are an additional necessary factor when choosing shutters or other window coverings. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty against any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters come with a limited warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more regarding your shutter options in Cincinnati? Contact us at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to get ready for a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!