Learn How To Pick The Most Durable Shutter In Honolulu

Darren Wong

A few weeks ago, a previous customer reached out to one of our Texas locations. The customer had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
 
The customer’s house required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were only a few louvers damaged on one shutter panel on one side of their residence. Each one of the other Polywood shutters in the house made it through in flawless shape! The homeowners are currently rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Hopefully, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are a number of points to look for when looking for shutters in Honolulu 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 a good example of the durability and resilience of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Honolulu home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s constructed from and how it’s made. For wood shutters, look for those made from hardwood with a reputation for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, focus on shutters made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, whose weaker construction is more susceptible to chips and scratches. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.


High Quality Construction

A shutter’s build has a key role in its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are incredibly hard to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued , resulting in superb sturdiness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We are the only place which can give you shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters also takes special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to give you picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a Honolulu living room with solid hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful 20 years after installation. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a protective seal that utilizes UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, a simple wipe down with a dustrag is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless.


Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are another key factor when buying shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a limited lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a limited warranty against any defects. 


Find Out More About Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Ready to know more about your shutter options in Honolulu? Call us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation!