How To Maintain Your Exterior Shutters And Keep Them Clean
How To Maintain Your Exterior Shutters And Keep Them Clean

In addition to being functional, exterior shutters undisputedly add refined elegance to your home. They are popular among homeowners who want to improve the appearance of their property. Unfortunately, there aren’t many exterior shutter manufacturers nowadays, and they are relatively expensive.

Exterior shutters can become dingy and dusty over time. The following are tips on how you can maintain and clean them regardless of the materials they are made of.

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Cleaning

To dust all types of exterior shutters—be it vinyl, aluminium, or wooden ones—all you need is a clean and soft cloth such as microfiber cleaning cloth or just duster. To reach the corner of the shutters, a clean and soft toothbrush will do to remove built-up small debris or possibly pollen.

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Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning requires more effort than the usual above-mentioned cleaning. To deep clean wood shutters, wipe them dry immediately when they get wet as it could lead to distortion and discoloration. Alternatively, you can use polish spray or lemon oil sprayed lightly on a cloth to clean persistent dirt.

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As for non-wooden shutters such as vinyl and aluminium shutters, you can use a cleaning solution that consists of water and mild soap for deep cleaning. Let the cleaning solution stand for a couple of minutes before rinsing them thoroughly to avoid streaking, and finally dry them.

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Maintenance

Simple things such as how you operate the shutters matter. Always open and close the shutters using the visible tilt-rod controls. In case your shutters’ tilt-rod is invisible, you can hold the louvers in the middle and tilt it.

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On top of that, utilizing a screwdriver when the shutters are too rigid to adjust the screw will ease your way to operate the shutters. It is crucial that you avoid using excessive force to operate your shutter. Finally, simple refurbishing for minor blemishes is necessary to prevent moisture from penetrating.

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The abovementioned tips, when done correctly, can ensure the durability of your exterior shutters, thus preserving their pleasant look. We hope this information is useful.

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