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How To Find A Sturdy Shutter In Denver

August 08, 2016

Recently, a previous customer reached out to one of our Texas locations. The customer had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

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 broken on a single shutter panel on one edge of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The homeowners are now rebuilding their house, and once they finish, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are some points to make sure of when choosing shutters in Denver 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 a good example of the durability and longevity of our Polywood shutters. Refer to our lifetime warranty.

Sturdy Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Denver home office

The first quality to be sure of when choosing a resilient window treatment is exactly what material it’s made from. For wood shutters, look for those constructed from wood with a reputation for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the types of woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

For engineered shutters, choose a product built from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip easier due to their structure. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build has a key role in its durability. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are nearly impossible to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give spectacular strength. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole place which can give you shutters put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Denver living room with dark hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new long after installation. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a protective coating that protects from ultraviolet light that causes fading. In addition, a simple once over with a dustrag is all there is to keep your plantation shutters clean.


Warranties are an additional important component when purchasing shutters or other window coverings. When selecting a premier shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters come with a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Resilient Plantation Shutters

Need to know more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Denver? Call us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home design consultation!