Learn How To Find A Sturdy Shutter In Dallas

Collins Jones

A few weeks ago, a previous client reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The client had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a few louvers destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in the home made it through in perfect shape! The customers are currently rebuilding their house, and soon, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t be subject to a natural disaster. But there are a number of points to make sure of when selecting shutters in Dallas 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 a good example of the durability and hardiness of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Dallas home office

The first quality to look for when choosing a durable window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for products constructed from hardwood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

For engineered shutters, look for shutters made from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have an interior wrapped with poly-vinyl which is more susceptible to chips and scratches. 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 durability. The louvers of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give added durability. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued for unrivaled strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the sole place which can give you shutters built to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

Everybody wants shutters that will look brand-new decades after you buy them. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a special seal that uses UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, an easy wipe down with a cloth is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters dust-free.


Warranties are one more key element when selecting shutters and window treatments. When selecting a premier shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty against any problems 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 find out more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Dallas? Call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation!