How To Select A Durable Shutter In New Brunswick

Mike Horn

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 demolished by a twister 
The customer’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were just a few slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their home. All of the other Polywood shutters in the customer’s home were in pristine condition! The clients are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t go through 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 just one example of the durability and resilience of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a New Brunswick home office

The first quality to be on the lookout for when choosing a durable window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for products built from wood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, choose a product built from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker construction is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. They also have epoxy-coated stainless steel staples which are nearly impossible to remove. 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 include two varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. We are the sole place which makes shutters put together with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes so that you receive beautiful custom shutters that complement your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

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 the years. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a special finish that utilizes UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep dust-free by easily wiping with a dustrag.


Warranties are another key component when selecting shutters and window coverings. When you’re in the market for a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by 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!