How To Choose The Most Sturdy Shutter In Minneapolis08/08/2016George Christ Recently, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The client had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. The client’s home required a complete rebuild due to damage, but there were just a couple of louvers broken on one shutter panel on one area of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their reconstructed home. Hopefully, your shutters won’t have to withstand a twister. But there are a number of things to make sure of when looking for shutters in Minneapolis that are durable and will look beautiful for years to come. *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 hardiness of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty. Sturdy Material The most important thing to be on the lookout for when shopping for a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from a highly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria. When looking into faux wood shutters, focus on a product made from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have an interior wrapped with a PVC-like compound which is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites. Top-Notch Construction How a shutter is constructed plays a large part in its resilience. Polywood shutters use tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. 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 reinforced and glued , resulting in spectacular toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We’re proud to be the sole company that can give you shutters built to survive the most extreme conditions. Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly. Color Which Lasts It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful 20 years after installation. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective coating that protects from ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, an easy once over with a cloth is all there is to keep your plantation shutters clean. Lifetime Warranty When buying shutters or other window treatments, the product’s warranty is an additional important consideration. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any imperfections in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. Find Out More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters Need to find out more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Minneapolis? Drop us a line at 952-856-8130 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!