If you have window shutters or you are planning on installing them there are a number of things you shouldn’t do for you to have a great experience. Some of the things you shouldn’t do include:
Having anyone install the plantation shutters
While there are some plantation shutters that require simple placement and you can install them on your own, others require the expertise of an expert. Due to ignorance or lack of knowledge, some homeowners hire any person that they come across to install the units. This is wrong. Remember that some shutters require cutting and adjusting that can’t be done by anyone. For professional installation, ensure that the units are installed by an expert. The best way of going about it is getting a professional from the company you buy the shutters from.
Installing the indoor shutters in the wrong room
Shutters improve the look of a room and increase its privacy. You can install the shutters in any room of the house but you should be cautious of the type that you install. Wooden shutters are the most popular type preferred by many homeowners due to their elegance and durability. While they are great, you can’t install them in every room of the house. Due to their tendency to take up water and lot, you should avoid installing them in the wet rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen. Here you should install vinyl shutters or any other units that are resistant to water.
Failing to maintain the shutters
If you ask many homeowners, they will tell you that their shutters don’t require any care as they aren’t being removed from their place. Far from this. For the units to retain their look and last for a long time you need to properly maintain them. At least once a week you should brush them to get rid of excess dirt. You should also paint them once a year to maintain their glow. If you regularly open and close them, it’s common for some of the slats to get damaged. Once a year you should inspect them and replace the faulty slats.
These are some of the things that you shouldn’t do with your interior shutters. The key to having a great experience with your units is having them installed by a professional. You should also regular clean and paint the units to keep them looking good.