Installing plantation shutters is one of the stylish and reliable ways to have added privacy in your home. When it comes to shutters, Lifestyle Plantation Shutters offers a wide range of options from bi-folds, sliding or hinged shutters which could provide a more appealing look to your home. It is important to choose the right plantation shutter that suits the interior design, size of the window, etc. Most homeowners prefer installing plantation shutters in their home due to the reason that they are beautiful, and have the potential to make any home look and feel special. If you want to make this effect last longer, you will need to care for your plantation shutters in the right way.
Move the Louvres with Care
The Louvre is the blade that helps you to open and close your plantation shutters. You need to make sure that you are not applying any excessive pressure on the louvres while adjusting them since too much pressure can damage the framework. In case, if the blades are stiff, you can readjust the screws on the side instead.
Don’t Open Shutters For Too Long
Keeping the louvres open for an excess amount of time can add pressure to your plantation shutters. Even though the plantation shutters in Perth are renowned for controlling the entry of light into the room, they are designed to be closed. If the louvres are opened for a long period, it will affect the framework by damaging the hinges.
Tighten and Loosen Louvres
As the year passes, the plantation shutters will go through a lot of wear and tear. A major issue that arises is the floppy louvres that either stay too tight to adjust or won’t stay open. If this situation occurs, you can adjust the tension screw found on both sides of the shutter panel. You can either tighten or loosen these screws until it is equal on both sides.
Cleaning the Lifestyle plantation shutters regularly will help you to maintain its look and stops its materials from affecting its functionality. To avoid build up, you need to dust your shutters once in a week and then do a thorough clean at least once in a month, i.e. you need to take off the shutters from the windows, remove the hinges and clean all the crevices. While cleaning the plantation shutters, you should avoid using soapy water as it may damage the material of your shutters in Perth.
Know When to Hire a Professional
Even though regular maintenance can prolong the life of your plantation shutters, you may need the help of the professionals when the louvres are damaged or broken, or something else that cannot be repaired by your won has happened