Care and maintenance of Plantation Shutters

Before I discuss a brief overview of how to care and maintain plantation shutters, what exactly are plantation shutters?  According to your city resource,  they are “built-in” window treatments that provide an elegant finished look to a window.”  They can be installed either outside or inside of a window.

How does one properly care and maintain plantation shutters?  It depends solely on what your particular shutters are made of.  Some plantation shutters are made out of solid hardwood and others are made out of “vinyl, aluminum, or composite wood.”  Some shutters may require less cleaning options.  It is best to consult your manufacturer on the proper care and maintenance.  It is also advised to vacuum any type of plantation shutter.

Some other important tips you may want to follow for care and maintenance of your plantation shutters comes from styles and rails.

  • It is advised to rotate your blades daily
  • Keep free of dust with soft cloth
  • Do not leave shutters wet

These are great tips and worth using as a guide when care for your plantation shutters.  Alot of people confuse care and maintenance with  shutters, blinds, and shades, so maintenance may be a little bit more detailed as shutters do not lift, or raise up and down.

Sources: Your City Resource and Styles and Rails

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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