Learn How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

Last month, a previous customer contacted one of our Texas locations. The customer had their home destroyed by a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters held out. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
The client’s house had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were just a small number of slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one edge of their home. No other shutter even had a scratch! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the original shutters in their reconstructed home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a natural disaster. But there are some things to make sure of when choosing shutters in Colorado Springs that are durable and will add charm to your home for years to come.

*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 of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. See our lifetime limited warranty.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Colorado Springs home office

The most important thing to be sure of when you need a long-lasting window treatment is the material it’s constructed from and how it’s constructed. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from wood that’s both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For faux wood shutters, focus on shutters constructed from a solid polymer such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause damage and peeling. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Expert Construction

How a shutter is constructed has a key role in its resilience. The slats of Polywood shutters keep their perfect amount of “give” by using tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give improved resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in spectacular strength. Our 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’re proud to be the only company that makes shutters constructed to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take the utmost consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that fit your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a Colorado Springs living room with plank hardwood floors.

You want shutters that will look brand-new long after you buy them. Other composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a special seal that blocks ultraviolet light that causes fading. Our entire line of shutters are simple to keep spotless by effortlessly wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are another key element when purchasing shutters and window treatments. When you’re in the market for a premier shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are protected by a limited warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Learn More About Our Resilient Plantation Shutters

Ready to know more about your shutter options in Colorado Springs? Call us at 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!