In this post we’ll talk through how to care for plantation shutters, to ensure they last for years to come. Composite plantation shutters are a great choice for your home, as they offer many benefits over other types of shutters. They are durable, moisture-resistant, easy to operate and maintain, and have a sleek and modern look.
How To Take Care of Composite Shutters
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Unlike wooden shutters, composite plantation shutters are a man-made material and are not prone to warping or twisting. However, like any other product, composite shutters also require some care and attention to keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan.
Whether you have selected Cafe Style, Tier-on-Tier, or Full Height Shutters, here are our top 5 tips on how to care for your composite shutters:
1. Dust Your Shutters Regularly
Dust can accumulate on the slats and frames of your shutters, making them look dull and dirty. To prevent this, you should dust your shutters at least once a week, using a soft cloth, a feather duster, or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. You can also use a hairdryer on a low setting to blow away any dust from hard-to-reach areas.
2. Use an Eraser for Small Marks
If you have white composite shutters, you may notice some small marks on them over time. These marks can sometimes be removed by gently rubbing them with a good quality white eraser, then using a dry, clean microfibre cloth to finish.
3. Wipe them with a damp cloth
Sometimes, dusting alone is not enough to remove all the dirt and grime from your shutters. In that case, you can use a damp cloth or sponge to gently wipe the slats and frames of your shutters. You can also use a mild soap or detergent diluted in water if the dirt is stubborn. However, you should avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that may damage the surface of your shutters. You should also avoid soaking your shutters in water, as this may cause them to warp or swell.
4. Dry Thoroughly
After wiping your shutters with a damp cloth, you should dry them thoroughly with a soft cloth or paper towel. You should also open the slats and let them air dry for a few hours. This will prevent any moisture from being trapped inside the shutters, which may lead to mold or mildew growth.
5. Lubricate Your Shutter Hinges
Over time, the hinges of your shutters may become stiff or squeaky due to friction or dust buildup. To prevent this, you should clean off any surface debris and lubricate them sparingly with a silicone spray, making sure to remove any excess lubricant. You should also check the screws and gently tighten them if they are loose.
Estimated Cost: 8 GBP
- Microfibre Cloth ( x 2)
- Silicone Spray
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When you buy your composite plantation shutters from Village Blinds and Shutters, you not only get quality and affordable products but also total peace of mind with their 5 Year Guarantee Package. This package covers any defects in materials or workmanship for five years from the date of installation. If anything goes wrong with your shutters within this period, they will repair or replace them free of charge. You can read more about our 5-Year Guarantee Here.
When you invest in composite shutters from Village Blinds and Shutters, you are benefitting from a locally made product crafted by our team of experts. Both the high-quality materials used and our professional fitting service mean your shutters are built to last. However, If your shutters get damaged due to accidents or wear and tear, you should contact us for help and advice. Call 0800 059 0747
By following our top 5 tips, you can keep your composite plantation shutters looking beautiful and functioning well for years to come.
Village Blinds and Shutters – Your Composite Shutters Experts
If you are interested in installing composite plantation shutters in your home, you can contact Village Blinds and Shutters for a free consultation and quote. We are local family-run businesses offering quality and affordable composite plantation shutters with expert installation and a 5 Year Guarantee. We will help you find the perfect composite plantation shutters for your needs and preferences.