Plantation shutters are a popular choice among Arizona homeowners because they do not tend to get damaged as frequently as other styles made from lower-quality materials. However, even the best plantation shutters can require minor or major repairs from time to time to keep them looking and functioning properly. Weaver Shutters is here to teach you about some of the most important things to know about effectively repairing or replacing damaged plantation shutters!

Removing Damaged Louvers

Many plantation shutter repairs only require taking down a single louver instead of removing your entire setup and starting from scratch. Once you determine that a specific louver is beyond repair (or taking it down will give you a better angle for reaching and performing a minor repair), you will need to use wire cutters to remove the staples that attach the louver to the tilt rod and cut the nylon pins with a utility knife or similar tool. This will make it possible to remove the louver from the shutter frame gently. You will then need to remove the staple and pin pieces from your windows to create a smooth surface to attach new ones.

Replacing Louvers

Once you have completed a minor repair or selected a new louver, adding new pins is the first step in the process of reattaching them. Your louver will have pre-drilled holes to ensure that they are hung in exactly the right place. When your pins are in place, insert the pins into the holes on your shutter frames and compress the spring-loaded replacement pins to make sure that they stay in place. You will then need to glue your staple legs into the louver’s open position to secure it to the tilt rod.

What If My Plantation Shutters Are Beyond Repair?

Most plantation shutters are capable of serving you well for decades if they are adequately cared for.

Still, certain types of damage will make replacing your shutters a more accessible and more cost-effective alternative to attempting to fix them. Wood shutters with widespread cracks, water damage, mold, or other issues usually are not worth the extra effort of likely unsuccessfully trying to repair them, and choosing new plantation shutters is generally a more straightforward and less stressful option in these situations.

If you need a full plantation shutter replacement, the Weaver Shutters team can help you design new shutters that perfectly match or complement the rest of your home’s design.

While it is often beneficial to replace all your plantation shutters at once if they have similar types of damage or you value the consistency of making sure that all your windows match, we can also replace a single shutter if only one is badly damaged or this option better fits into your budget.

New Plantation Shutters for Your Home

Plantation shutters are a popular window covering choice because they are typically made from high-quality materials that are built to last, but even the best plantation shutters are not indestructible.

Regular wear and tear and other types of damage do have the potential to cause your plantation shutters to need to be replaced or repaired, although this is not likely to happen as frequently as it would with other types of window coverings made from lower-quality materials.

While doing it yourself can be a reasonable option for handling minor fixes, Weaver Shutters is here to help if you are in need of a major repair or a new set of plantation shutters.

Contact us today to learn more about keeping your plantation shutters looking their best or to schedule a shutter repair or replacement!