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More Problems You Might Face With Your Plantation Shutters and How to Solve Them

Understand what can go wrong with plantation shutters and how you can fix them.

Plantation shutters can work wonderfully for anyone’s home. They offer a great appearance that completely changes the look of your interior while simultaneously adding monetary value to the house. Unfortunately, much like with any other product, plantation shutters run into problems. While we have reviewed problems with plantation shutters before, there is still more to know about what can go wrong with them, so you can be prepared for anything bad that happens. Understand what can go wrong with plantation shutters and how you can fix them.

Your Plantation Shutters Aren’t Staying Open

As time goes on, the slats will begin to loosen. This is a common problem plantation shutters can have, and fortunately, it’s a simple fix. A screwdriver is all that’s needed to tighten them back into place.

Open your shutter and find the screws on either side of your louver. These are your tension screws. Turning your screwdriver to the right will tighten your louvers, and they will loosen if you turn to the left.

Your Magnets Have Fallen Apart

Spring is in full swing, and with the new season, days last longer, and we get more sunshine. While the sun offers many benefits, it doesn’t play to the advantage of your plantation shutters. Sunlight can gradually deteriorate your magnets’ plastic casings. This results in them falling apart.

We don’t recommend a DIY solution for this problem. Instead, get professional help from a window treatment company. They can help get you new magnets and settle on a cost. Just be sure to tell them what type of magnets you have so they can be sure to get the right ones for you.

How Should You Care For Your Plantation Shutters?

Some people may not be sure about how to go about cleaning and maintaining their plantation shutters. Your provider can give you a detailed description of what the best cleaning and maintenance procedures are. However, generally speaking, a damp cloth is a good place to start. Just be sure that you’re gentle with your louvers so that you don’t damage them.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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