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Learn How To Select The Most Durable Shutter In Las Vegas

August 08, 2016

A few weeks ago, a previous customer reached out to one of our stores in Texas. The client had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a tornado 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a few louvers destroyed on a single shutter panel on one side of their home. Each one of the other Polywood shutters in their house made it through in flawless condition! The clients are now rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their new home.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a twister.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are a number of points to make sure of when choosing shutters in Las Vegas 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 our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Strong Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Las Vegas home office

The number one quality to be on the lookout for when you need a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from a highly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for products built from hardwood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters are built from furniture grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For faux wood shutters, choose a product constructed from a solid polymer like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

How a shutter is constructed is an important piece of its durability. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that keep the louvers tight. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give added durability. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued , resulting in superb toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different types of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the only company that makes shutters constructed to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters also takes special consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that complement your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a Las Vegas living room with plank hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful long after installation. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a protective paint that contains UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, a simple once over with a dustrag is all there is to keep your plantation shutters dust-free.


When selecting shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is another key detail. When selecting a premier shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty against any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

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Prepared to learn more regarding your shutter options in Las Vegas? Call us at 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to get ready for your design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!