Learn How To Find A Durable Shutter In Boise

Spencer Madsen

One of our stores in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The customer had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a tornado 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were only a few slats broken on a single shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter was even dinged! The homeowners are in the process of rebuilding their house, and soon, 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 look beautiful 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. Read our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Boise home office

The first thing to be on the lookout for when you want a durable window treatment is the material it’s constructed from and the way in which it’s constructed. 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.

If you’re in the market for 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

How a shutter is constructed plays a large part in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are incredibly hard to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for spectacular toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. Sunburst is 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 picture-perfect 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. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever fade or yellow, due to a unique finish that inhibits UV rays that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep spotless by easily wiping with a dustrag.


When selecting shutters and window coverings, your warranty is another major consideration. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by 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 Long-lasting 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 schedule your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!