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Learn How To Select The Most Sturdy Shutter In San Diego

August 08, 2016

One Sunburst Shutters store in Texas was recently contacted by a previous customer. The client had their home destroyed by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was demolished by a twister 
The client’s home required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were just a couple of slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one area of their residence. All of the other Polywood shutters in the customer’s house made it through in pristine condition! The customers are now rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will reinstall the very same shutters they purchased in their new 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 selecting 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 warranty.

Strong 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 exactly what material it’s built from. For wood shutters, look for products made from hardwood that is known for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods our Ovation® shutters are built with) meet this criteria.

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. Polywood shutters are also resistant to fire, moisture, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter is an important piece of its resilience. 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 toughness. 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, construction, and installation processes so that you receive picture-perfect custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

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

It’s normal to want shutters that will look brand-new long after installation. Some composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over the years. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a protective seal that contains UV-inhibitors so your shutters won’t fade or yellow. Our entire line of shutters are a breeze to keep clean by easily wiping with a cloth.

Lifetime Warranty

When choosing shutters or other window treatments, your warranty is another key factor. 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 are backed by a lifetime warranty against any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters include a warranty which protects you from any defects. 

Find Out More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Need to find out more about your shutter options in San Diego? Drop us a line at 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home design consultation!