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How To Choose The Most Durable Shutter In Sacramento

August 08, 2016

One of our locations in Texas was recently reached by a previous client. The client had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a twister 
The customer’s house had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were just a couple of slats damaged on one shutter panel on one edge of their residence. No other shutter was damaged at all! The homeowners are now rebuilding their house, and before long, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the original shutters in their reconstructed house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Hopefully, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are some qualities to look for when purchasing shutters in Sacramento that are durable and will beautify your home for a lifetime.

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

Sturdy Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a Sacramento home office

The number one thing to look for when you need a resilient window treatment is exactly what material it’s made from. For wood shutters, look for ones made from hardwood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use furniture grade basswood and teak, which both meet these criteria.

For engineered shutters, look for those made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are sturdier than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip easier due to their interior structure. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its resilience. The louvers of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are very difficult to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued , resulting in unrivaled strength. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two different styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which adds sturdiness. We are the only company that can give you shutters constructed with extreme durability in mind.

Sunburst Shutters also takes the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that match your windows without a hitch.

Color Which Lasts

White plantation shutters in a Sacramento living room with solid hardwood floors.

It’s normal to want shutters that will be just as beautiful long after installation. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever lose their luster, due to a protective finish that inhibits ultraviolet light that causes fading. In addition, a simple once over with a cloth is all you need to keep your plantation shutters dust-free.

Protective Warranty

When selecting shutters and window coverings, your warranty is one more major factor. When choosing a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty that protect you from any imperfections that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a warranty which protects you from any manufacturer imperfections. 

Learn More About Our Resilient Plantation Shutters

Want to find out more regarding your shutter options in Sacramento? Contact us at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below to get ready for a design consultation that’s completely free and done in the comfort of your own home!