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Why Your Plantation Shutters Are Sagging and How to Adjust Them

Plantation shutters are a great addition to your house. These window treatments are loved for their timeless style and unmatched energy efficiency. But it’s crucial your plantation shutters are made with fine materials and experienced craftsmanship. If they aren’t, their louvers can become loose or begin to sag.

Drooping or loose plantation shutters detract from your home’s beauty and are frustrating to open and close. There are a lot of reasons that could explain why your shutters are sagging. We’ll review them as well as the steps you can take to repair them.

3 Reasons Why Your Plantation Shutters Are Loose

1. Low Quality

The best shutters, including those from Louver Shop of San Antonio, are constructed from furniture-grade American hardwoods or solid polymer. Low-quality shutters are constructed from cheap MDF or hollow vinyl, so it’s always important to research the materials when investing in plantation shutters.

Wood plantation shutters are the most common and are appropriate for areas that don’t get a lot of humidity or moisture. They usually last longer and weigh less, making them a great style for large windows.

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

When deciding on window treatments, don’t forget to check on their construction and features, such as if they don’t need a lot of maintenance. At Louver Shop of San Antonio, our shutters are made with premium materials and designed to never need adjusting.

2. Routine Use

Plantation shutters give outstanding control over the amount of light, privacy and air circulation in your home. As time passes, regular use may result in your shutters sagging or loosening. You can repair this by turning the tension adjustment screws, but some budget shutters might not have them.

Since plantation shutters are an extended investment in your residence, you’ll want to install ones that include a strong warranty. Our Louver Shop of San Antonio shutters include one of the best lifetime limited warranties in the industry. They’re guaranteed against drooping, crackling, peeling and many other frequent problems.

3. Temperature Changes

If you have less expensive wood plantation shutters and go through big temperature swings, your shutters might bend over time. This is because temperature fluctuations can cause the wood to contract in size.

At Louver Shop of San Antonio, our wood plantation shutters are guaranteed against warping. By keeping their shape, you’ll enjoy the benefits of stylish design and simple functionality for many years.

How to Fix Sagging or Loose Plantation Shutters

Solving sagging or loose plantation shutters is straightforward but can require a lot of time. Premium shutters have tension adjustment screws that permit you to loosen or tighten your louvers. Other designs have springs incorporated into the shutter panel. While these might resist some sagging, you’ll have to replace the full panel if the spring goes bad.

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

While this could only require several minutes, the process can eat away at your free time if you have shutters across your house.

We’ve Been Producing Plantation Shutters for More Than 50 Years

We began building Louver Shop of San Antonio on plantation shutters more than 50 years ago. Today, they are still manufactured in our plant in Gainesville, Georgia. We think that attractive homes begin with shutters produced in the USA from premium materials.

Because all our shutters are custom made, you’ll be able to select the color, louver size and more. Unique or large windows aren’t problematic for us, as we’ve never found a window that we couldn’t accommodate.

Our process starts with a no-pressure free consultation. You’ll be able to see samples up close from the comfort of your home and receive expert recommendations from your local Louver Shop of San Antonio design specialist. With our Complete Comfort Pricing™ quote, you’ll know just how much your new shutters will be.

To schedule your consultation, give us a call at 888-428-1415 right away. There’s never any obligation, just access to free design advice, free professional measurements and a free quote.

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