How To Pick The Most Sturdy Shutter In San Jose

Curtis 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. 

A home in Texas that was destroyed by a tornado 
The client’s home had to be completely rebuilt due to damage, but there were only a small number of slats destroyed on a single shutter panel on one side of their house. No other shutter was even dinged! The homeowners are currently rebuilding their home, and before long, their local Sunburst store will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their new house.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a twister.

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 warranty.

Solid Material

Hardwood plantation shutters in a San Jose home office

The number one thing to look for when choosing a long-lasting window treatment is that it’s made from a highly sturdy material. For wood shutters, look for products built from wood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Both high-grade teak and basswood (the woods used in our Ovation® shutters) meet this criteria.

When looking into engineered shutters, choose those constructed from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters are more resilient than composite shutters, whose weaker composition is more susceptible to damage and peeling. Polywood is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Top-Notch Construction

A shutter’s build is an important piece of its resilience. Polywood shutters utilize tension control pins that prevent the louvers from becoming loose. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy 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 Keeps

White plantation shutters in a San Jose living room with plank hardwood floors.

You 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. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are easy to keep spotless by effortlessly wiping with a cloth.

Protective Warranty

When 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 lifetime warranty that protect you from any defects in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are protected by a warranty against any manufacturer imperfections. 

Find Out More About Durable Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more about your shutter options in San Jose? Drop us a line at 916-542-1305 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!