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Learn How To Select A Durable Shutter In San Antonio

August 08, 2016

Last month, a previous client contacted one of our Texas locations. The client had their house wiped out by a twister earlier this year, but the house’s Sunburst Polywood® plantation shutters made it through the ordeal. 

A home in Texas that was hit by a twister 
The client’s house required a complete rebuild from the incident, but there were only a small number of louvers damaged on a single shutter panel on one edge of their house. All of the other Polywood shutters in their house were in immaculate shape! The customers are in the process of rebuilding their house, and before long, the Sunburst store in Texas will revisit the home to install the very same shutters they purchased in their new home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a tornado. But there are a number of points to make sure of when purchasing shutters in San Antonio that are durable and will look beautiful for decades.

*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 longevity of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a San Antonio home office

The most important thing to be on the lookout for when you need a durable window treatment is that it’s made from a highly resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from wood that’s strong and resistant to warping. Our Ovation® shutters are made from high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

When looking into faux wood shutters, choose those built from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which tend to peel and chip more easily due to their interior structure. The material Polywood shutters are composed of is also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Superior Construction

The structure of a shutter has a key role in its sturdiness over time. Polywood shutters include tension control pins that let them keep the perfect amount of “give”. Stainless steel staples coated in epoxy give added strength. Polywood’s core is solid, and its joints are fortified and glued for tremendous toughness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two styles of joints: mortise-and-tenon and dowel, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the only place which can give you shutters built to survive the most extreme conditions.

Sunburst Shutters also takes special consideration in the measuring, creation, and installation processes to make sure you get picture-perfect custom shutters that complement your windows perfectly.

Color That Keeps

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

You want shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after the initial purchase. Other composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over their lifetime. Our Polywood shutters are covered with a unique seal that uses UV-inhibitors which keeps your shutters looking brand-new. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are simple to keep spotless by easily wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are another major component when choosing shutters or other window treatments. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you need a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a lifetime warranty against 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. 

Find Out More About Our Long-lasting Plantation Shutters

Prepared to know more about our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in San Antonio? Contact us at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to set up your free in-home design consultation!