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Learn How To Find The Most Durable Shutter In Southern California

August 08, 2016

One of our stores in Texas was recently reached by a previous customer. The client had their home destroyed by a tornado earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a couple of louvers destroyed on a single shutter panel on one edge of their home. No other shutter was even dinged! The clients are in the process of rebuilding their house, and soon, their local Sunburst store will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt house.

A pair of Polywood shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are some qualities to make sure of when looking for shutters in Southern California that are durable and will add charm to your home for decades.

*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.

Sturdy Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a Southern California home office

The number one quality to be on the lookout for when you need a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely reliable material. For wood shutters, look for ones built from wood that is known for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

When looking into faux wood shutters, focus on shutters constructed from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which have an interior wrapped with poly-vinyl which is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. Polywood is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Expert Construction

A shutter’s build plays a large part in its durability. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are nearly impossible to pull out. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are secured and glued to give unrivaled toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and are made with two different varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the only place which can give you shutters built to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, manufacturing, and installation processes to make sure you get beautiful custom shutters that fit your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

You want shutters that will look brand-new several years after you buy them. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Our Polywood shutters are encased with a special finish that utilizes UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. Our entire line of shutters are easy to keep spotless by simply wiping with a dustrag.

Lifetime Warranty

When buying shutters and window treatments, the warranty is an additional key component. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a lifetime warranty against any problems in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Want to learn more regarding our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in Southern California? Call us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!