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Why Your Plantation Shutters Have Lost Their Shape and How to Repair Them

Plantation shutters are a fantastic addition to your residence. These window treatments are loved for their timeless style and unsurpassed energy efficiency. But it’s essential your plantation shutters are constructed with quality materials and skilled craftsmanship. If they aren’t, their louvers can become loose or start to sag.

Bowing or loose plantation shutters detract from your home’s beauty and are difficult to use. There are lots of reasons that could explain why your shutters are sagging. We’ll review them as well as ways you can to fix them.

3 Reasons Why Your Plantation Shutters Are Sagging

1. Poor Quality

The best shutters, like those from Louver Shop of Western Carolina, are built from furniture-grade American hardwoods or solid polymer. Poor-quality shutters are built from cheap MDF or hollow vinyl, so it’s always important to research the materials when buying plantation shutters.

Wood plantation shutters are the most classic and are recommended for rooms that don’t get a lot of humidity or moisture. They frequently last longer and are more lightweight, making them a good option for expansive windows.

If you are looking for plantation shutters for a sunroom or bathroom, faux wood plantation shutters are a good compromise. Premium models are very energy efficient and should endure sunlight and moisture without sagging or becoming misshapen. Shutters that are created from solid polymers can contend with the durability and longevity of hardwood.

When customizing window treatments, don’t forget to research their construction and features, such as if they don’t need a lot of maintenance. At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, our shutters are built with high-end materials and designed to never need adjusting.

2. Regular Use

Plantation shutters offer excellent control over the amount of light, privacy and air circulation in your home. As time goes by, daily use could result in your shutters sagging or loosening. You can fix this by securing the tension adjustment screws, but some budget shutters might not have them.

Because plantation shutters are a true investment in your house, you’ll want to choose ones that come with a strong warranty. Our Louver Shop of Western Carolina shutters come with one of the best lifetime limited warranties in the industry. They’re guaranteed against drooping, crackling, peeling and many other common problems.

3. Temperature Changes

If you have cheaper wood plantation shutters and have big temperature fluctuations, your shutters could bend over time. This is due to the fact that temperature changes can cause the wood to shrink in size.

At Louver Shop of Western Carolina, our wood plantation shutters are guaranteed against warping. By holding their shape, you’ll have the advantages of stylish design and easy functionality for a long time.

How to Fix Sagging or Loose Plantation Shutters

Solving sagging or loose plantation shutters is simple but can be time consuming. Better-quality shutters have tension adjustment screws that permit you to loosen or tighten your louvers. Other designs come with springs incorporated into the shutter panel. While these can resist some sagging, you’ll have to replace the entire panel if the spring goes bad.

Tension adjustment screws are located on the inside edge of plantation shutter panels. If there are separate sections, there are often both top and bottom screws. You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver and the louvers must stay stationary. Otherwise, moving the screw will only close the louvers. You can secure them in place with a clamp or your free hand.

While this could only need a couple of minutes, the process can eat away at your free time if you have shutters throughout your house.

We’ve Been Perfecting Plantation Shutters for More Than 50 Years

We began building Louver Shop of Western Carolina on plantation shutters more than 50 years ago. Today, they are still crafted in our plant in Gainesville, Georgia. We believe that beautiful homes begin with shutters produced in the USA from top materials.

Since all our shutters are custom made, you’ll be able to customize the color, louver size and more. Unique or tall windows aren’t problematic for us, since we’ve never come across a window that we couldn’t cover.

Our process starts with a no-pressure free consultation. You’ll be able to experience samples up close from the comfort of your couch and receive expert recommendations from your local Louver Shop of Western Carolina design pro. With our Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote, you’ll know just how much your new shutters will be.

To schedule your consultation, give us a call at 888-428-1415 now. There’s never any obligation, just access to free design advice, free professional measurements and a free quote.

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