Now that you have your shutters installed, it is important to follow the following post-care advice to ensure the longevity of your shutters:
- When rotating blades, tilt two blades at the same time from the centre of the panel
- To open hinged panels, tilt open blades and pull the fixed stile. Never open or close the panels by pulling the blades
- To avoid damage to the frame, larger panels should be lifted into the frame by the stillest or under the mid rail
- Do not put hands through blades to access the window
- Blades must be closed before panels of bi-fold shutters are folded back
- If blades are stiff or loose, adjust the tension screw located on the side of the panels until the desired tension is reached
Care and Cleaning Instructions
- Dust panels with feather duster or gently vacuum with a soft brush attachment
- To remove persistent dirt or stains, use a soft slightly damp cloth with a mild soapy solution and dry immediately
- Do not use abrasive cleanser or scrub/rub the shutters . This will avoid tarnishing the finish
- Keep sliding and bi-fold tracks free from dirt and dust by vacuuming with a soft brush attachment
- Use silicone spray if needed on tracks only. DO not spray silicone on shutters
- Rotate blades regularly to maintain longevity of function
The robust nature of Plantation Shutters makes them substantially heavier, and it is common for slight dropping or sagging to occur to the panels when operated out of their closed position.
The louvres of the shutter are used to control the light entering a room, but where access to the window is required for opening or cleaning the window, the shutter panels can be swung out of the way. It is expected that the panel will need to be lifted or assisted back into the shutter frame when closing to support the panel and to avoid damage to the shutter frame. To maintain structural integrity, shutter panels should be returned to their closed position promptly.