How Long Will Shutters Last on Austin Homes? Let’s talk shutter durability. The more durable your window treatments are, the fewer times you’re likely to change them. For this reason, we produce long-lasting products of high quality that aren’t easily damaged by Austin’s weather. Plantation shutters are significantly more durable than blinds because there are no cords to wear out, no wands to snap off, and no mechanisms to break. A well-constructed shutter in Austin that is properly maintained will last you 50 years or more. A well-built blind that is properly cared for will last 3 - 5 years before cords start to wear out and colors start to fade. A low-quality, off-the-shelf blind will last only a few years before it utterly self-destructs. The economical materials and paint finishes used in blinds will wear down in the sun over time, becoming brittle and yellow. Fabric shades wear out with prolonged UV and UL exposure, and the fabric becomes brittle and yellow. Shutters have no equal when it comes to the durability and longevity of window treatments. In fact, our Polywood® shutter is the only shutter with UV inhibitors in the material and the paint, protecting it from damaging sun rays. We bake on a proprietary paint finish at temperatures hotter than it will ever get in Austin. That’s why Polywood is more durable than any other shutter. And that’s why, when it comes to durability, Polywood shutters are a sure bet. We’re so certain they’ll last you a lifetime, we back up our talk with a Lifetime warranty!