How To Find The Most Sturdy Shutter In Southern California

Kimball Jones

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently contacted by a previous client. The customer had lost their home to a tornado earlier this year, but their Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The customer’s home had to be completely rebuilt after the storm, but there were only a small number of slats broken on a single shutter panel on one area of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The homeowners are now rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their new house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t be subject to a tornado. But there are a few points to make sure of when choosing shutters in Southern California that are durable and will add charm to your home for generations.

*Disclaimer: Sunburst Shutters doesn’t guarantee that their our products will withstand a tornado or other natural disasters, but this is just one instance of the durability and resilience of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Southern California home office

The most important quality to be sure of when you need a resilient window treatment is the material it’s built from and how it’s made. For wood shutters, look for ones built from wood with a reputation for being strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are built from high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

For faux wood shutters, focus on shutters made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to show damage easier due to their structure. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Superior Construction

How a shutter is constructed is an important piece of its durability. The louvers of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give improved resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are reinforced and glued , resulting in superb sturdiness. 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 sole place which makes shutters built with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost care in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that match your windows perfectly.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Southern California living room with plank hardwood floors.

Everybody wants shutters that will be just as beautiful 20 years after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over the years. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever fade or yellow, due to a protective seal that blocks ultraviolet light that causes fading. All of our shutters are a breeze to keep clean by simply wiping with a cloth.


When looking for shutters and window treatments, your warranty is one more key factor. When choosing a premier shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters are backed by a lifetime warranty that protect you from any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Our Resilient Plantation Shutters

Need to know more about your shutter options in Southern California? Contact us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!