Taking a Better View on Life . . . The GreenView™
There are a number of choices when you’re shopping for window coverings, but if you want treatments that are truly environmentally friendly, durable, energy efficient, and safe for your family, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions has the solution.
Over our history, Sunburst Shutters has been committed to protecting the environment. We support sustainability for the future, reducing energy use, and preserving natural resources. We have a different view on the world than other window treatment companies. It’s more than a program; it’s a way of life. We call it GreenView™. Our GreenView initiative includes a group of treatments that are perfect for both your home and the environment. It includes shades made from natural materials, products designed to reduce heat loss/gain, and our unique Polywood Shutter Insulating System.
Wherever possible, we offer window treatments that are recyclable or have some recycled content in them. Polywood shutters are totally recyclable. Every Polywood shutter contains up to 20% recycled Polywood content. No other shutter company does that.
THE INDUSTRY'S ONLY SHUTTER RECYCLING PROGRAM
If a Polywood customer ever wants to change their window coverings, Sunburst offers a recycling program to keep Polywood out of landfills. The customer simply removes their shutters and calls their closest Sunburst Shutters retailer or distributor to arrange a pick-up. Sunburst will take the shutters and re-use them or re-grind them for use in future Polywood shutters, keeping them out of landfills.
Many of our treatments do not use wood, thereby protecting forests.
The longer your window treatments last, the less frequently you’re likely to change them. That’s why Sunburst is focused on long-lasting products of high quality that aren’t easily impacted by the weather. Our Panorama window films also protect your floor coverings and furniture from fading. Our Polywood shutter is the only shutter with UV inhibitors in the material and the paint—protecting it from damaging sun rays. Its proprietary paint finish is baked on at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in your window, so Polywood lasts longer than any other shutter.
NON-TOXIC PAINT FINISH
Sunburst Shutters’ patented paint finishes have been proven to be environmentally safe and are even below the normal VOC emissions. In our manufacturing process there are no fumes from paint or other processes that are emitted into the environment.
There are no harmful gasses emitted by the Polywood Shutter Insulating System, Ovation wood shutters, Panorama Window Film, or our line of shades, blinds and draperies.
HIGHEST ENERGY SAVINGS
Sunburst offers window treatments with the best possible energy savings. Both our Panorama Window Film and Polywood Shutter Insulating System have been tested by multiple agencies and proven to have superior R-Value, thermal protection, best reduction of heat transfer, and offer the most energy efficiency of all the window treatments on the market. If you want to save on your power bills, Sunburst can help.
A 3rd party thermal test showed that the Polywood Shutter Insulating System blocked as much as 30 degrees of temperature coming through the window. That means the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard and you’ll save on your power bills.
Most of our window treatments are packaged in reusable corner pieces with minimal cardboard.
Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions and its partners reuse any and all materials whenever possible. We recycle water used to cool components as they come out of ovens. We reuse packaging materials. We reuse shutter pieces or regrind them and recycle them into new shutters. We recycle hundreds of tons of materials every year.
Sunburst is the first shutter company to belong to the US Green Building Council. We support green design, products, and buildings.