When you purchase San Francisco, CA windows shutters for your home, you are making an investment in the house. The window shutters are permanent fixtures that can raise the value of your home. They can also help you block or filter light, block sound, insulate the home, and save energy. There are plenty of benefits to having window shutters over your windows inside. However, you want them to look as nice a decade from now as they do after they are first installed. How do you maintain them? Here are a few tips.
Dust Window Shutters On Occasion
The first thing you will want to do is dust the shutters off every week or two. Luckily, they don’t hold onto the dust like blinds and other window coverings do. You’ll just want a feather duster or a dusting rag to run over their surfaces. The dust will come off with ease and you won’t have to worry about doing the dusting again for another week or two. This will keep too much dirt from building up on the shutters. You don’t want dust sitting on their surface for too long. If it gets wet, it gets muddy and that is another cleaning issue to deal with.
Lubricate The Parts
Shutters have moving parts that help them to open and close. When you have them installed, ask your technician what you can use to lubricate those parts so they not only operate smoothly, but don’t squeak and make noise. You won’t have to do this very often, but once a year or so, ensuring proper operation is a good idea.
Change The Colors
You never have to change the colors of your shutters if you don’t want to. And when you get certain kinds, you can’t. If you have wood window shutters, however, you can make changes whenever you’d like. If you’ve decided to go with a different style in one room, you can change the shutters to suit that style. They can stay the same in other rooms. You never have to paint them if you don’t want to, but it can be nice to change things up on occasion.
If you have other questions about maintaining window shutters in San Francisco, CA, or if you don’t have shutters yet and you’d like to have them installed, contact San Francisco Shutters Co. at (855) 992-6739. We know shutters and we can take a look at your home and give you advice on just the right style and type to suit your needs. Whether you want further energy efficiency, light filtering, noise blockage, or something else, we’ll match you with the right shutters to meet your goals. Stop by and take a look at some of the options in person in our showroom at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. We can show you around and point out differences or let you browse on your own. Shutters are a beautiful addition to any home and just the right option will suit your home like no other window covering.