Learn How To Select The Most Durable Shutter In San Diego

Kimball Jones

A few weeks ago, a previous client reached out to one of our Texas locations. The client had their home destroyed by a twister 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 twister 
 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild after the storm, but there were just a few slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their residence. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in the customer’s house made it through in pristine condition! The customers are currently rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.


Hopefully, your shutters won’t have to withstand a twister. But there are a few qualities to make sure of when looking for shutters in San Diego 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 a good example of the durability and longevity of our Polywood shutters. See our lifetime limited warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a San Diego home office

The most important thing to look for when shopping for a resilient window treatment is that it’s made from a highly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for products constructed from hardwood that is known for being strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are constructed from high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

For faux wood shutters, focus on those built from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. Polywood shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have an interior wrapped with a PVC-like compound which is more susceptible to cosmetic defects. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.


Superior Construction

How a shutter is constructed is an important piece of its sturdiness over time. The slats of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give increased strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for unrivaled sturdiness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two different styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which adds sturdiness. Sunburst is the only place which makes shutters constructed to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters ensures that we take special consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to give you beautiful custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color That Keeps

White plantation shutters in a San Diego living room with dark hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new decades after installation. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over time. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a unique seal that contains UV-inhibitors to prevent discoloration. In addition, a quick once over with a cloth is all that’s necessary to keep your plantation shutters clean.


Protective Warranty

Warranties are one more important factor when choosing shutters or other window treatments. When you’re in the market for a top of the line shutter, you would benefit from a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters come with a limited lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a limited warranty which protects you from any defects. 


Find Out More About Our Resilient Plantation Shutters

Want to know more about your shutter options in San Diego? Drop us a line at 858-956-5822 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home design consultation!