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Why Your Plantation Shutters Are Sagging and How to Repair Them

Plantation shutters are a fantastic addition to your house. These window treatments are prized for their lasting style and unsurpassed energy efficiency. But it’s important your plantation shutters are manufactured with quality materials and master craftsmanship. If they aren’t, their louvers could loosen or begin to sag.

Bowing or loose plantation shutters detract from your home’s beauty and are difficult to adjust. There are lots of reasons that could explain why your shutters have loosened. We’ll discuss them as well as the steps you can take to fix them.

3 Reasons Why Your Plantation Shutters Are Sagging

1. Bad Quality

The best shutters, including styles from Louver Shop of Atlanta, are made from furniture-grade American hardwoods or solid polymer. Inferior-quality shutters are made from inexpensive MDF or hollow vinyl, so it’s essential to check the materials when buying plantation shutters.

Wood plantation shutters are the most classic and are appropriate for rooms that don’t get a lot of humidity or moisture. They usually last longer and weigh less, making them an excellent option for expansive windows.

If you are looking for plantation shutters for a sunroom or bathroom, faux wood plantation shutters are a fantastic compromise. Luxury styles are very energy efficient and should withstand sunlight and moisture without drooping or becoming misshapen. Shutters that are crafted from solid polymers can compete with the durability and longevity of hardwood.

When deciding on window treatments, remember to check on their construction and features, including if they don’t need a lot of maintenance. At Louver Shop of Atlanta, our shutters are made with high-end materials and designed to never need tightening.

2. Regular Use

Plantation shutters offer outstanding control over the amount of light, privacy and air circulation in your house. Over time, frequent use may result in your shutters sagging or loosening. You can fix this by turning the tension adjustment screws, but some budget shutters might not have them.

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

3. Temperature Fluctuations

If you have cheap wood plantation shutters and experience sizeable temperature fluctuations, your shutters can bend over time. This is since temperature changes can cause the wood to shrink in size.

At Louver Shop of Atlanta, our wood plantation shutters are guaranteed against warping. By holding their shape, you’ll have the advantages of elegant design and easy functionality for years to come.

How to Fix Sagging or Loose Plantation Shutters

Repairing sagging or loose plantation shutters is easy but can take a lot of time. Premium shutters come with tension adjustment screws that allow you to loosen or tighten your louvers. Other designs have springs built into the shutter panel. While these may help avoid some sagging, you’ll have to replace the complete panel if the spring breaks.

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

While this might only require a few minutes, the process can eat up your free time if you have shutters all over your house.

We’ve Specialized in Plantation Shutters for More Than 50 Years

We began building Louver Shop of Atlanta on plantation shutters more than 50 years ago. Today, they are still produced in our plant in Gainesville, Georgia. We know that beautiful homes begin with shutters manufactured in the USA from the highest-quality materials.

As all our shutters are custom made, you’ll be able to customize the color, louver size and more. Unique or big windows aren’t difficult for us, as 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 view samples up close from the comfort of your living room and receive expert advice from your local Louver Shop of Atlanta design consultant. With our Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote, you’ll know just how much your new shutters will be.

To book your consultation, give us a call at 888-428-1415 now. There’s zero obligation, just access to free design advice, free professional measurements and a free quote.

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