How To Pick The Most Durable Shutter In San Jose08/08/2016Curtis Orton One of our locations in Texas was recently contacted by a previous customer. The customer had lost their home to a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters survived. The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a small number of slats destroyed on one shutter panel on one side of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The homeowners are currently rebuilding their house, and before long, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their new home.Most likely, your shutters won’t go through a twister. But there are a few qualities to look for when selecting shutters in San Jose that are durable and will add charm to 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. Read our lifetime limited warranty.Solid Material The number one thing to look for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is exactly what material it’s constructed from. For wood shutters, look for products built from wood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are constructed from high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.When looking into engineered shutters, choose those constructed from a solid compound such as our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, which have an interior wrapped with poly-vinyl which more easily shows chips and scratches. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.Top-Notch ConstructionA shutter’s build is an important piece of its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Epoxy-coated stainless steel staples give added resilience. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for superb toughness. Our Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and include two varieties of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. We are the sole place which offers shutters put together to last a lifetime.Sunburst Shutters makes it a priority to take the utmost consideration in the measuring, construction, and installation processes to give you elegant custom shutters that fit your windows without a hitch.Color That KeepsYou want shutters that will look brand-new several years after you buy them. Other composite shutters tend to lose their color over the years. Our Polywood shutters are coated with a protective finish that utilizes UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. In addition, a simple once over with a dustrag is all you need to keep your plantation shutters dust-free.Protective WarrantyWhen looking for shutters and window treatments, your warranty is another important factor. When selecting a top of the line shutter, you want a warranty to protect your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are protected by a limited warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. Find Out More About Durable Plantation ShuttersPrepared to know more about your shutter options in San Jose? Drop us a line at 408-831-3373 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!