Learn How To Select A Durable Shutter In Phoenix

Greg Arnett

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

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
The client’s house had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were just a couple of slats broken on a single shutter panel on one side of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The customers are now rebuilding their home, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their reconstructed house.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are a few qualities to look for when looking for shutters in Phoenix 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 just one instance of the durability and resilience of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Phoenix home office

The number one thing to look for when you need a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s made from. For wood shutters, look for those made from wood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

For faux wood shutters, focus on a product made from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with a PVC-like compound which is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter plays a large part in its durability. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued , resulting in superb toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We are the only place which offers shutters constructed to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that complement your windows perfectly.

Color Steadfastness

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

Everybody wants shutters that will look brand-new long after installation. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a protective finish that contains UV-inhibitors to prevent discoloration. In addition, an easy once over with a cloth is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are one more necessary factor when purchasing shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a premier shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Prepared to learn more regarding your shutter options in Phoenix? Drop us a line at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to get ready for your free in-home design consultation!