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Learn How To Select The Most Sturdy Shutter In Indianapolis

August 08, 2016

A few weeks ago, a previous customer contacted one of our stores in Texas. The customer 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 demolished by a tornado 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were only a few slats damaged on a single shutter panel on one area of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The clients are now rebuilding their home, and soon, 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 tornado. But there are a few things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Indianapolis that are durable and will beautify 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 hardiness of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Indianapolis home office

The number one thing to be on the lookout for when you want a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for those constructed from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are built from high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For faux wood shutters, look for those made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their structure. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

How a shutter is constructed has a key role in its durability. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued , resulting in tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the only company that makes shutters put together to last a lifetime.

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

Color Which Lasts

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

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful long after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever fade or yellow, due to a protective coating that protects from ultraviolet light that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep spotless by simply wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are another important detail when selecting shutters and window coverings. When selecting a high-quality 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 include a warranty against any defects. 

Find Out More About Resilient Plantation Shutters

Want 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!