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Why Your Plantation Shutters are Turning Yellow and What You Can Do About It

White plantation shutters have been a classic in homes across the United States for years. These window treatments are attractive for their energy efficiency, light control and clean lines that complement a wide range of home styles. Plus, white fits with everything, even as décor trends transition over the years.

With white window treatments, it’s natural to be apprehensive that the sun can discolor them. This is especially true if your home gets a lot of intense sunlight or faces south. It’s useful to know that not all window treatments are made the same. And that certain plantation shutters are more vulnerable to yellowing than others. Here’s why.

Why Plantation Shutters Turn Yellow

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are responsible for giving you irritating sunburns. They’re also responsible for tarnishing your white plantation shutters, especially if you have inexpensive or overseas-made shutters. These damaging rays can wear down the protective coating over time. Once the coating is gone, the sun may weaken the paint and cause it to look yellow.

Consistent cleaning will help keep your shutters looking bright. But once they start turning yellow, there isn’t much else you can do to fix it. The best way to keep your shutters from yellowing is to utilize high-quality ones that are custom made for your home.

Why Cheap Plantation Shutters Are More Susceptible to Yellowing and Other Issues

Like a number of other things you buy for your home, you get what you pay for when it comes to window treatments. Here’s why cheap or off-the-shelf plantation shutters aren’t as good an investment as they initially seem to be.

  • They might not fit your windows very well. For top energy efficiency and light control, plantation shutters must fit right against the window frame. Ready-made plantation shutters are generally not a good fit, and your efficiency and light management can drop as a result.
  • They’re made from lower-quality materials. Cheaper plantation shutters are made from low-quality materials, like vinyl and composite, and are usually hollow. Along with yellowing, they may also be more vulnerable|exposed|susceptible]512] to bending, splitting or breaking off into splinters.
  • They’re coated with low-quality paint. Inexpensive paint frequently contains volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These substances can be emitted by your shutters over time, resulting in headaches and eye and nasal irritation in many people. It’s also beneficial to know that poor-quality paint may not include a protective UV coating, which may increase the yellowing process.
  • They’re made overseas. You never know what kind of quality you can get with plantation shutters that are made overseas. They are typically lower quality than ones that are made in America.
  • They may require frequent maintenance. Cheaply made plantation shutters often need frequent maintenance if any parts shake loose or louvers begin to droop. In some instances, you may not be able to repair sagging louvers if your shutters don’t use tension screws.
  • They don’t provide a warranty.

Louver Shop of Greensboro Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed Against Yellowing and Other Problems

At Louver Shop of Greensboro, we’ve been building our company on exceptional plantation shutters for some time. Here’s why investing in our shutters is a smart decision for your home.

  • Our plantation shutters are customized for your home. No two homes or windows are alike, and your window treatments need to reflect that. We begin our process with a free, in-home consultation so you can explore all the options up close. From material to louver size and frame style, you’ll have an opportunity to fully custom-create your plantation shutters. And alongside our free professional measurements and free standard installation, you’re guaranteed to get a seamless fit with your new shutters.
  • Our plantation shutters are made from high-quality materials. Whether you choose our polymer LouverWood® shutters for top energy efficiency or Heritage shutters for the most timeless look, you’re getting window treatments made from premium materials. We rely on an exclusive polymer and furniture-grade hardwoods in our shutters that not only look great but last for years.
  • Our plantation shutters are finished with exclusive paints. Louver Shop of Greensboro plantation shutters are finished with proprietary water-based paints. These paints are safer for use since they’re nontoxic and low in VOCs. They’re also protected against fading and yellowing.
  • Our plantation shutters are made in the USA. We manufacture your custom shutters and other window treatments in Gainesville, Georgia. Not only are they high quality, this means you’ll also get them much sooner, frequently within a few weeks.
  • Our plantation shutters are low maintenance. Our shutters are simple to clean and won’t need to be tightened.
  • Our plantation shutters are backed by one of the best limited warranties. Louver Shop of Greensboro plantation shutters are guaranteed against some of the most common issues, including yellow, fading, cracking, peeling, sagging and warping. They also come with a lifetime limited warranty on moving parts, workmanship and the painted finish.

Start Designing Your Custom Plantation Shutters with Louver Shop of Greensboro Today

Plantation shutters are an investment in your house’s sense of comfort. Picking the right ones means you’ll enjoy gorgeous shutters for years with hassle-free performance. With your vision and our expertise, you’re guaranteed to create window treatments you’ll love. Begin elevating your home with Louver Shop of Greensboro by requesting your free, in-home consultation today! Call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your appointment now.