How To Find The Most Durable Shutter In Sacramento

Curtis Orton

A few weeks ago, a previous client contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but the home’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

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 few slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one area of their residence. No other shutter was even dinged! The homeowners are now rebuilding their house, and soon, 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 tornado. But there are some qualities to look for when purchasing shutters in Sacramento that are durable and will beautify 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 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 be on the lookout for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from hardwood with a reputation for being both solid and lightweight. Both furniture grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

For engineered shutters, focus on those made from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker composition can more easily cause cosmetic defects. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

High Quality Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its sturdiness over time. The louvers of Polywood shutters are kept tight by tension control pins. They also have stainless steel staples covered in epoxy which are nearly impossible to remove. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued to give 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 put together to last a lifetime.

Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take the utmost consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get elegant custom shutters that fit 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 decades after installation. A good number of composite shutters may discolor or fade over time. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a unique finish that contains UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are easy to keep spotless by effortlessly wiping with a dustrag.

Protective Warranty

Warranties are an additional necessary component when choosing shutters or other window coverings. When choosing a premier shutter, you want 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 Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Need to know more regarding your shutter options in Sacramento? Contact us at 916-250-0758 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!