Plantation shutters can enhance the functionality and elegance of a residential or commercial property, adding aesthetic appeal, light control, and privacy for a lifetime. However, you may need to learn how to remove plantation shutters for occasional cleaning, replacement, or repair.

Shutter removal should not be difficult, but it should still be done with care.

Weaver Shutters always recommends hiring experienced professionals to save you the hassle. Here is everything you need to know about removing poly plantation shutters.

What You Will Need

If you are wondering how to remove window shutters, it can be a straightforward process when you have the right tools. The most essential tools to accomplish the process include:

  • Hammer: It is necessary when the plantation shutters are installed with nails instead of screws.
  • Screwdriver or drill: To know how to remove window shutters, it’s crucial to understand the type of fasteners used to install the plantation shutter. This will help you choose a drill or screwdriver with the right bit.
  • Pry bar: This is essential for pulling or detaching plantation shutters from the wall.
  • Spackling paste: This will come in handy while filling holes drilled by screws on the wall.

Even with these tools, it is crucial to have adequate knowledge to remove shutters from the house carefully.

The Steps to Remove Plantation Shutters

Although the process can be easy, you need to understand how to remove plantation shutters safely. Each step is key to preventing damages that may result in additional costs.

Here are the essential steps for removing your poly plantation shutter:

Step 1: The first step is to have all the tools you need to remove shutters from the house. Having all the tools at the place of work gives you peace of mind and enables you to focus on the process.

Step 2: Open the shutters completely to locate the hinges that attach the shutters to a piece of wood. Then, open the plantation shutters to access the hinge screws. Shutters have at least a hinge in each corner.

Step 3: Unscrew the hinges to remove the shutters and remove each independent part separately from the hanging strips. For shutters attached to hinges by hinge pins, remove the pins and support the shutter to avoid damage. To prevent damage to the plantation shutter or hinge hardware, you need to have an elevated flat surface to support the weight of the shutter when removing the screws.

Step 4: Remove the support beams from the wall. This can be done in different ways depending on how the strips are attached to the wall. If the strips were screwed, use the screwdriver to remove them. If they are attached with nails, carefully remove the nails with a hammer.

Step 5: Check and remove any hardware material from the wall. Fill any holes left on the wall with a spackle.

Step 6: Once you remove all the residue materials, the final step is to clean the window thoroughly to prepare it for new plantation shutter installation.

Experienced professionals can advise you on how to remove plantation shutters the easy way.

Need Help Removing Plantation Shutters? Contact the Experts at Weaver Shutters

Removing plantation shutters may sound easy until you try to do it yourself. Without the necessary knowledge and experience, you’ll likely break the shutter or damage the wall.

Shutter experts Weaver Shutters have been serving clients in East Valley, Great Phoenix, and Valley Wide Service since 1976. Our teams of experts have decades of combined experience installing and removing shutters in Arizona. We treat each case with urgency and specificity of the scenario to give each client individualized services.

Contact us for more information.