Learn How To Select A Durable Shutter In San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

Recently, 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 slats damaged on a single shutter panel on one edge of their house. Every one of the other Polywood shutters in the house survived in immaculate condition! The clients 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 newly rebuilt home.

A pair of plantation shutter panels that survived a tornado.

Most likely, your shutters won’t need to survive a twister. But there are a number of things to make sure of when purchasing shutters in San Antonio 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 longevity of Sunburst’s Polywood shutters. Read our lifetime limited warranty.

Solid Material

Wooden plantation shutters in a San Antonio home office

The most important thing to look for when choosing a durable window treatment is that it’s made from an extremely resilient material. For wood shutters, look for ones constructed from wood with a reputation for being sturdy, straight, and lightweight. Our Ovation® shutters use high-grade basswood and teak, which both have these qualities.

If you’re in the market for faux wood shutters, choose those built from a solid compound like our Polywood® shutters. These shutters have more durability than composite shutters, which have a pressed-board core wrapped with a PVC-like compound which more easily shows cosmetic defects. Polywood shutters are also resistant to moisture, fire, and termites.

Superior Construction

How a shutter is constructed has a key role in its resilience. 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 sturdiness. Sunburst’s Ovation shutters are the only five star wood shutter in the world and utilize two styles of joints: dowel joints and mortise and tenon joints, which allows for extra stability. Sunburst is the only place which makes shutters built to survive the most extreme conditions.

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

Color Which Lasts

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

You want shutters that will be just as beautiful several years after you buy them. A good number of composite shutters are prone to fading or yellowing over their lifetime. Sunburst’s Polywood shutters won’t ever suffer from discoloration, due to a unique coating that protects from ultraviolet light that causes fading. Both our Polywood and Ovation shutters are a breeze to keep clean by easily wiping with a cloth.


Warranties are another major component when purchasing shutters or other window treatments. When selecting a high-quality shutter, you want a warranty to guarantee your investment. Our Polywood shutters include a limited lifetime warranty against any problems that might occur in materials, workmanship, paint finish, or installation. Our Ovation shutters are backed by a limited 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!