How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In St. George

Kasey Udy

Recently, 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 hit 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 edge of their home. No other shutter was even dinged! The customers are now rebuilding their house, and soon, 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 selecting 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 just one example of the durability and resilience of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a St. George home office

The number one quality to look for when shopping for a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from an incredibly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood that’s both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are constructed from furniture grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

If you’re in the market for engineered shutters, focus on a product constructed 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

How a shutter is constructed 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 nearly impossible to pull out. 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 include two types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the sole company that makes shutters constructed with extreme durability in mind.

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 fit your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new 20 years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a protective finish that inhibits ultraviolet rays that causes fading. In addition, a quick wipe down with a dustrag is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Lifetime Warranty

Warranties are an additional necessary consideration when choosing shutters or other window coverings. 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 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. 

Learn More About Our Durable Plantation Shutters

Ready to learn more about your shutter options in St. George? Contact us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to get ready for your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!