How To Select A Durable Shutter In Hartford

Holly Perron

Last month, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their house wiped out by a twister 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 required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were only a small number of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their residence. All of the other Polywood shutters in the home made it through in flawless shape! 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 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 tend to peel and chip more easily due to their pressed-board core structure. 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. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a protective paint that utilizes UV-inhibitors to prevent discoloration. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are a breeze to keep clean by simply wiping with a cloth.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are one more necessary detail when selecting 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 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. 

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Ready to learn more regarding your shutter options in Hartford? Contact us at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home design consultation!