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How To Select A Durable Shutter In New Brunswick

August 08, 2016

A few weeks ago, a previous client contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their house wiped out by a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The customer’s home required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a few slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their home. No other shutter was even dinged! The customers are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their new house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t be subject to a twister. But there are some things to make sure of when choosing shutters in New Brunswick that are durable and will beautify your home for a lifetime.

*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. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a New Brunswick home office

The number one quality to look for when choosing a durable window treatment is exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for products built from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, choose shutters built from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which tend to show damage more easily due to their interior structure. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters are made with tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give added resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for superb toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two types of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole place which can give you shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you picture-perfect custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new several years after the initial purchase. A good number of composite shutters tend to lose their color over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a special seal that blocks ultraviolet light that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep dust-free by effortlessly wiping with a dustrag.


When buying shutters or other window coverings, your warranty is another key component. When choosing a premier shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

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Prepared to know more about your shutter options in New Brunswick? Contact us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation!