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Why Your Plantation Shutters are Turning Yellow and What You Can Do About It

White plantation shutters have been a classic in homes across the United States for years. These window treatments are preferred for their energy efficiency, light control and clean lines that suit a wide range of home styles. Additionally, white fits with anything, even as décor styles come and go over the years.

With white window treatments, it’s common to be apprehensive that the sun could discolor them. This is especially true if your home gets a lot of intense sunlight or faces south. It’s useful to know that not all window treatments are made the same. And that some plantation shutters are more susceptible to yellowing than others. Here’s why.

Why Plantation Shutters Turn Yellow

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are responsible for giving you harmful sunburns. They’re also responsible for tarnishing your white plantation shutters, especially if you have cheap or overseas-made shutters. These damaging rays can eat away at protective coating over time. Once the coating is gone, the sun can discolor the paint and cause it to turn yellow.

Scheduled cleaning will help keep your shutters looking their best. But once they start turning yellow, there isn’t much you can do to fix it. The best way to stop your shutters from yellowing is to invest in high-quality models that are custom made for your home.

Why Cheap Plantation Shutters Are More Susceptible to Yellowing and Other Issues

Like a number of other things you buy for your home, you get what you pay for when it comes to window treatments. Here’s why cheap or off-the-shelf plantation shutters aren’t as worthwhile as they initially appear to be.

  • They may not fit your windows very well. For top energy efficiency and light control, plantation shutters should fit seamlessly against the window frame. Ready-made plantation shutters are frequently not a good fit, and your efficiency and light management may deteriorate as a result.
  • They’re manufactured from poor materials. Cheaper plantation shutters are reliant on low-quality materials, like vinyl and composite, and are often hollow. Alongside yellowing, they could also be more vulnerable|exposed|susceptible]512] to warping, cracking or breaking off into splinters.
  • They’re painted with low-quality paint. Lower-quality paint sometimes contains volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These substances can be emitted by your shutters over time, resulting in headaches and eye and nasal irritation in some people. It’s also important to know that poor-quality paint may not possess a a protective UV coating, which could hasten the yellowing process.
  • They’re made overseas. You never know the sort of quality you can get with plantation shutters that are made overseas. They are typically lower quality than ones that are made in America.
  • They may require constant maintenance. Cheaply made plantation shutters often need frequent maintenance if pieces come loose or louvers begin to droop. In some cases, you may not be able to repair sagging louvers if your shutters don’t possess tension screws.
  • They don’t provide a warranty.

Louver Shop of Atlanta Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed Against Yellowing and Other Problems

At Louver Shop of Atlanta, we’ve been building our company on quality plantation shutters for some time. Here’s why investing in our shutters is a smart decision for your home.

  • Our plantation shutters are customized for your home. No two homes or windows are identical, and your window treatments need to reflect that. We begin our process with a free, in-home consultation so you can review all your options up close. From material to louver size and frame style, you’ll have an opportunity to fully customize your plantation shutters. And thanks to our free professional measurements and free standard installation, you’re guaranteed to get a great fit with your new shutters.
  • Our plantation shutters are made from top-notch materials. Whether you choose our polymer LouverWood® shutters for top energy efficiency or Heritage shutters for the most traditional look, you’re getting window treatments made from premium materials. We work with an exclusive polymer and furniture-grade hardwoods in our shutters that not only look good but perform for years.
  • Our plantation shutters are finished with exclusive paints. Louver Shop of Atlanta plantation shutters are finished with proprietary water-based paints. These paints are safer for use since they’re nontoxic and low in VOCs. They’re also protected against fading and yellowing.
  • Our plantation shutters are made in the USA. We manufacture your custom shutters domestically in Gainesville, Georgia. Not only are they high quality, this means you’ll also receive them much sooner, usually within a few weeks.
  • Our plantation shutters are low maintenance. Our shutters are simple to clean and won’t need to be tightened.
  • Our plantation shutters are backed by one of the best limited warranties. Louver Shop of Atlanta plantation shutters are guaranteed against some of the most common issues, including yellow, fading, cracking, peeling, sagging and warping. They also provide a lifetime limited warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Start Designing Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Atlanta Today

Plantation shutters are an investment in your house’s sense of comfort. Choosing the right ones means you’ll enjoy gorgeous shutters for years with stress-free performance. With your vision and our expertise, you’re sure to create window treatments you’ll love. Begin elevating your home with Louver Shop of Atlanta by requesting your free, in-home consultation today! Call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your appointment now.