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How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In St. George

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
 
The customer’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were just a couple of slats broken on one shutter panel on one area of their house. No other shutter was damaged at all! The clients are currently rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.


Most likely, your shutters won’t have to withstand a tornado. But there are some qualities to look for when looking for shutters in St. George that are durable and will look beautiful 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 and resilience of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a St. George home office

The number one quality to look for when shopping for a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters feature furniture grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, look for shutters made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters have more durability than composite shutters, whose weaker composition will more likely show cosmetic defects. Polywood is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.


Expert Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are very difficult 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 varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole company that can give you shutters put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after you buy them. A good number of composite shutters tend to lose their color over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a unique seal that protects from ultraviolet rays that causes fading. All of our shutters are simple to keep dust-free by easily wiping with a dustrag.


Protective Warranty

When looking for shutters and window treatments, your warranty is an additional important detail. When you’re in the market for a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty against any defects that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 


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