Plantation shutters are a timeless beautiful and high quality window treatment lasting for years. They’re durable and low maintenance window treatment. However, they are also prone to wear and tear, could develop operational issues after years of use, but they can be repaired or replaced easily with minimum expense.
Here are some issues and how to fix them
The louvers or the slats can be tilted up down helping you adjust the light coming in. however, with frequent use; louvers can become loose and slide down when they’re tilted. Good news, you can fix it yourself with a screwdriver. The tension screws at both ends of each louver, tighten them up and they’re up and running.
Misaligned or crooked louvers are an issue especially when you’ve got pets and kids. The pins that hold the slat in place and prevent misalignment might have fallen. If you don’t find them, no panicking, you can get them easily at nearby home improvement store. Get them and push them back into place until the louver is secured.
Broken Frames or Louvers
Any sign of small break is an indication that your louver needs replacement. Though you can fix a small break with glue, but it won’t look good as new. If you notice a break, call and consult your plantation shutter manufacturer. They will come, inspect and do the job to perfection.
If the frame is broken, nothing can be done except replacement although it’s rare unless you have installed cheap quality plantation shutters. The one reason the frames can break can be caused by immense pressure on the shutter. However, as said broken frames is rare in plantation shutters.
Interested in Shutters?
Plantation shutters are timeless, aluminum shutters are cost effective, vinyl and composite shutters are maintenance free and moisture resistant – however, all need care and replacement after sometime.
Gator shutters are specialist manufacturers of top-quality shutters from years now. We understand it takes time choosing the right shutters for your home. So, we offer our free in-home expert consultation where experts bring product samples right in your home offering their advice based on years of experience matching your taste and budget.