Unlike wood shutters, Polywood is a synthetic material that won’t warp, crack, or split. Sunburst discovered a unique method for painting shutters that baked the paint on the material for a more durable finish. This process ensures that the paint will not fade, even in the hottest climates. Polywood was also designed with numerous insulating benefits, including weather stripping, solid core components, heat reflective paint, and more.
The result was phenomenal for Sunburst Shutters, and Polywood fueled the company’s growth. The company opened stores in San Antonio, San Diego, Orange County, CA, and Miami in just a couple of years. By the early ’90s, shutters were quickly becoming a popular window treatment, and Sunburst opened stores in 21 other cities and dominated the shutter market.
Polywood shutters are 100% made in the USA: from the raw materials to the extrusion to the painting and assembly, no part or process originates or happens outside of the USA. That’s important for Jarman and the Sunburst team and is rare in the shutter market.
Sunburst’s desire to offer a better product and experience for the consumer has generated partnerships with major retailers in the home improvement category.