Learn How To Pick The Most Durable Shutter In Oklahoma City

Tyler Jorgensen

Recently, a previous client reached out to one of our Texas locations. The client had their home destroyed by a tornado earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild due to damage, but there were just a couple of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their house. All of the other Polywood shutters in their house were in perfect condition! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their house, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t have to withstand a twister. But there are a few qualities to look for when looking for shutters in Oklahoma City 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 a good example of the durability of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Oklahoma City home office

The number one quality to be on the lookout for when you need a durable window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones built from hardwood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, look for shutters made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their pressed-board core structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Expert Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of 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 very difficult to take out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued for unrivaled sturdiness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole place which can give you shutters put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes so that you receive elegant custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color Steadfastness

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

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a unique paint that uses UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are easy to keep dust-free by easily wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are one more major component when selecting shutters and window coverings. When selecting a premier shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Find Out More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Want to find out more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Oklahoma City? Drop us a line at 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to schedule your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!