Learn How To Select The Most Sturdy Shutter In Indianapolis

Bill Burke

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently contacted by a previous client. The customer had their house wiped out by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a tornado 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were only a couple of slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their house. All of the other Polywood shutters in the home survived in immaculate shape! The clients are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are a number of points to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Indianapolis that are durable and will look beautiful 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 example of the durability of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Indianapolis home office

The number one thing to look for when you want a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly reliable material. For wood shutters, look for those made from wood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are built from high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For faux wood shutters, focus on those constructed from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its durability. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are very difficult to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in spectacular toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. Sunburst is the only company that makes shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful long after you buy them. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a protective seal that contains UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. Our entire line of shutters are a breeze to keep clean by simply wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are an additional major detail when selecting shutters and window coverings. When selecting a premier shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty against any defects. 

Find Out More About Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Need to learn more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Indianapolis? Drop us a line at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to set up a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!