How To Find The Most Durable Shutter In Salt Lake City

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A few weeks ago, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. 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 tornado 
The customer’s house required a complete rebuild due to damage, but there were only a few slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their residence. All of the other Polywood shutters in the customer’s home were in pristine shape! The customers are now rebuilding their house, and once they finish, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the original shutters in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are a few things to look for when purchasing shutters in Salt Lake City that are durable and will beautify your home 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 of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Salt Lake City home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when choosing a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from a highly sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for something constructed from wood with a reputation for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters feature furniture grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For faux wood shutters, look for those constructed from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which tend to show damage more easily due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its sturdiness over time. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued to give unrivaled strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We’re proud to be the sole place which can give you shutters constructed to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost care in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes so that you receive beautiful custom shutters that complement your windows perfectly.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Salt Lake City living room with solid hardwood floors.

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after you buy them. Other composite shutters may discolor or fade over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective seal that protects from UV light that causes fading. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are simple to keep clean by effortlessly wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are an additional necessary consideration when selecting shutters or other window coverings. When you’re in the market for a high-quality shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Ready to know more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Salt Lake City? Contact us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to get ready for a free in-home design consultation!