How To Select A Durable Shutter In Hartford

Holly Perron

One of our stores in Texas was recently contacted by a previous customer. The client had their house wiped out 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 house had to be completely rebuilt from the incident, but there were only a small number of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their residence. No other shutter was damaged at all! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their home, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t have to withstand a natural disaster. But there are a few qualities to make sure of when choosing shutters in Hartford that are durable and will add charm to your home for generations.

*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 longevity of our Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Hartford home office

The first thing to be sure of when you want a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for those built from hardwood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

For engineered shutters, focus on shutters made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with a PVC-like compound which more easily shows cosmetic defects. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter plays a large part in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give added strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in superb strength. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole place which can give you shutters built to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to make sure you get beautiful custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color Steadfastness

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

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after you buy them. Some composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special seal that protects from UV rays that causes fading. In addition, a simple wipe down with a dustrag is all there is to keep your plantation shutters spotless.

Protective Warranty

When choosing shutters and window treatments, the product’s warranty is an additional key detail. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a limited lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are backed by a limited warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Find Out More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

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