Maintaining Your Shutters
When purchasing any luxury or high-end product you want to feel confident in who you’re purchasing from and what kind of after sales care then can provide to ensure the product can be maintained. Here at Brightshine we pride ourselves on providing a high level of customer service and after sales support as we understand that our products are made to integrate seamlessly into your home and are built to last. Read on for our tips and tricks to keep your shutters well maintained and how we can assist you in case an accident happens.
Keep it Simple – Keep them Clean
The first recommendation we’d make to keep your shutters working well is to keep them clean and dust free, generally all that is required is a light feather dust every couple of days to stop dust settling into any of the joints or moving parts. See our cleaning guide online here.
Although our shutters are made from 100% solid timber and are built to last, we do recommend people be gentle with them as there are a lot of moving parts. Wear and tear over time is inevitable but you can reduce this by being careful when opening the louvres and shutter panels, the less stress or force that goes through the joints and hinges the better as this will ensure they continue to work nicely overtime.
It’s in the name - Keep the panels shut & tilt the louvers instead.
Unlike blinds, shutters are a permanent structure that are installed onto your window frames. The idea is to tilt the louvers to manage the light instead of opening the panels. You can’t just pull a cord or chain and the shutters disappear up into the celling, the panels are designed to be kept shut in front of the windows and only opened if you need to clean the glass. The only exception is if you have bi-passing or bi-folding shutters but even then, opening them constantly or leaving them open isn’t always practical, we encourage customers to do some research and consider this when purchasing. This also reduced the likely hood of the louvres or panels being damaged by swinging in the wind or knocked by someone walking past.
Shutter Repair Quick Guide:
Our Brightshine shutters are truly built to last, by using 100% Basswood timber we avoid the bowing and sagging issues that can come along with PVC/MDF options. If you follow the above recommendations and look after your shutters well, they will last and look amazing for many years to come. We do know, however, that accidents happen… we have had many calls about dogs chewing through louvres, kids kicking balls into them and even a couple casualties after a few too many drinks. See our quick repair guide below in case you’re shutters fall victim to a miscellaneous flying object.
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