How Long Will Shutters Last on Southern California Homes? Let’s talk shutter durability. The more durable your window treatments are, the less often you’re likely to change them. That’s why we focus on long-lasting products of high quality that aren’t easily damaged by Southern California’s weather. Plantation shutters are much more durable than blinds because there are no cords to wear out, no wands to snap off, and no mechanisms to break. A well-built shutter in Southern California that is properly maintained will last you 50 years or more. A well-built blind that is properly looked after 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 fully self-destructs. The inexpensive 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 are unrivaled 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 Southern California. That’s why Polywood lasts longer than any other shutter. And that’s why, when it comes to durability, Polywood shutters are your best bet. We’re so confident they’ll last you a lifetime, we back up our talk with a Lifetime warranty!