We’ve written this shutter fitting aftercare guide to help you maintain the quality, functionality and aesthetics of your shutters for years to come.
Investing your hard-earned money in window shutters is a big decision, but one you won’t regret. Shutters are the perfect finishing touch in any room. They provide you with flexible privacy and light control, better insulation and noise management, and look stylish, timeless and elegant.
And with the cost of living on the rise, it’s more important than ever to look after things well to prolong their lifespan. Especially things which get a lot of use, such as window coverings. You can slow down the natural progression of wear and tear by following our expert advice below…
Dos & Don’ts Following Your Shutter Fitting
Shutters are a more robust option than curtains or blinds, and our S:CRAFT shutter range is crafted from premium materials; some are 100% waterproof, UV resistant and guaranteed for five years.
To keep your new shutters in excellent working order, we recommend a few dos and don’ts.
How To Clean Your Window Shutters
Following your shutter fitting, we advise you to clean your new shutters regularly to keep your shutters looking great and working well.
You should always use the correct cleaning product for the material of your shutters and avoid using a multipurpose cleaner, as they can cause discolouration.
If you’re using a cloth, a clean microfiber cloth is best. They produce static electricity that picks up dust and dirt particles, unlike most dusters that just spread it. They’re also extremely gentle, so are unlikely to scratch the surface of your shutters.
The most effective way to dust shutters is in a smooth motion in a single direction along the slats. If you’ve chosen natural wood, try to go with the grain for a sleek finish.
You should avoid using any cloth or sponge with a scratchy surface and scrubbing hard and circular motions, as this is likely to cause damage.
We always recommend cleaning with a cloth over vacuuming. However, you can use a low-power setting with the soft upholstery attachment if you’re short on time. Please remember that using a vacuum on full power with a hard-ended attachment isn’t advised.
How To Maintain Electric Window Shutters
Motorised window shutters are becoming more popular because of their practicality, convenience and accessibility. Following your shutter fitting, cleaning them isn’t dissimilar to cleaning manual shutters.-Electric Shutters.
- Dust or vacuum top to bottom, remembering to be gentle and use a soft, non-scratchy cloth or attachment. A dry (rubber) sponge on fabric or vinyl removes dust and dirt with no water or soap.
- To keep your tracking mechanism moving smoothly, you can use a silicone lubricant spray, being sure to follow the instructions as directed. Try to avoid getting any on the actual shutters in case of staining.
If you feel unsure how to maintain your electric shutters, you can always ask us for expert advice.
What To Do If There’s A Problem Following Your Shutter Fitting
If you encounter any problem with your shutters following installation, contact us as soon as possible.
When you choose The Scottish Shutter Company to design, supply and fit your shutters, you’re choosing a family-run business that cares.
We’re so confident in the service and products we supply we give you a 5-year ‘perfect fit’ guarantee. If you have any issues following your shutter fitting during that time, we’ll be there for you when you need us to get things right again.
For Long-Lasting, High-Quality Shutters, Look No Further
The Scottish Shutter Company is Scotland’s leading shutter and blind company.
We have over 35 years of specialist knowledge, experience and expertise in all things related to window coverings.
We’ve won awards for our outstanding installation service, and we’re accredited members of the British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA) – meaning that you can have total trust in the services and products we provide.
Call us today to discuss how to make your house a home with exceptional window coverings and our expert shutter fitting service.