Learn How To Find A Durable Shutter In Atlanta

Dan Taylor

Last month, a previous client contacted one of our stores in Texas. The client had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were just a few louvers broken on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter was damaged at all! The clients are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t go through a natural disaster. But there are a few things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in Atlanta that are durable and will add charm to your home 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 instance of the durability and hardiness of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Atlanta home office

The first quality to look for when choosing a durable window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for those built from hardwood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are constructed from high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, focus on a product made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to show damage more easily due to their interior structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

How a shutter is constructed has a key role in its durability. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are nearly impossible to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued for tremendous sturdiness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole place which makes shutters constructed to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost care in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

You want shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after you buy them. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special finish that inhibits ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, an easy wipe down with a cloth is all you need to keep your plantation shutters spotless.


When buying shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is an additional major detail. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from 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 Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more regarding your shutter options in Atlanta? Call us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!