Wooden shutters are a beautiful addition to any home. They provide protection from the sun and are attractive to look at, but they can also wear down over time. This is especially true for exterior shutters that are exposed to the elements.
If your shutters have minor damage, they may not need to be replaced completely. However, if you have structural damage, like a Bahama shutter that was ripped off of the frame, it will require a professional to repair.
How to Fix Damaged Plantation Shutters
First, take a close look at the shutter panels to see how they are holding together. If they are separating, our plantation Shutter Repairs Birmingham kit includes eight-panel screws that you can use to put them back together.
Next, check the tension of the louvers. If the louvers are loose or floppy, it’s a sign that the tension screws need to be tightened up.
To tighten the tension screws, you can turn them with a Philips head screwdriver. It’s best to do this every few months, since they can get loose over time and be a safety hazard.
In addition, if the shutter pins are loose or falling out of place, it’s likely that they’re broken. You can replace these pins yourself, or ask a pro to do the work for you.
You can also fix damaged shutters by replacing staples or repairing the tilt rod. These are typically a DIY project, but they should be done by a pro if the damage is significant or there are multiple breaks.