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Learn How To Choose A Durable Shutter In Boise

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The customer 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 hit by a tornado 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were only a couple of slats broken on a single shutter panel on one edge of their residence. No other shutter was damaged at all! The homeowners are in the process of rebuilding their house, and before long, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t go through a natural disaster. But there are a few things to look for when looking for shutters in Boise that are durable and will beautify 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 a good example of the durability and resilience of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Boise home office

The number one thing to look for when you want a durable window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for those made from hardwood that’s both solid and lightweight. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

When looking into engineered shutters, choose those made from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip easier due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give added resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different varieties of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole company that can give you shutters constructed to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take special care in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color Steadfastness

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

You want shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after installation. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a special finish that uses UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. In addition, a simple once over with a dustrag is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters clean.


Warranties are an additional necessary element when selecting shutters or other window treatments. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Find Out More About Resilient Plantation Shutters

Prepared to find out more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Boise? Contact us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to set up your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!