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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 all kinds of home styles. In addition, white goes with everything, even as décor trends evolve over the years.

With white window treatments, it’s common to be concerned that the sun might discolor them. This is namely true if your home endures intense sunlight or faces south. It’s helpful to know that not all window treatments are constructed the same. And that a few types of plantation shutters are more exposed 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 yellowing your white plantation shutters, especially if you have poorly or overseas-made shutters. These harmful rays can eat away at protective coating over time. Once the coating is worn away, the sun may fade the paint and cause it to become yellow.

Regular 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 take advantage of high-quality options that are custom made for your home.

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

Like many 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 seamlessly against the window frame. Cheap plantation shutters are usually not a good fit, and your efficiency and light management can as a result.
  • They’re built from inferior materials. Cheaper plantation shutters are constructed using low-quality materials, including vinyl and composite, and are often hollow. Along with yellowing, they could also be more vulnerable|exposed|susceptible]512] to distortion, splitting or chipping.
  • They’re thinly protected with low-quality paint. Lower-quality paint sometimes contains volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These compounds can be emitted by your shutters over time, causing headaches and eye and nasal irritation in many people. It’s also important to know that poor-quality paint may not possess a a protective UV coating, which can increase the yellowing process.
  • They’re made overseas. You never know what kind of quality you can get with plantation shutters that are built overseas. They are often lower quality than ones that are made in America.
  • They may require constant maintenance. Poorly made plantation shutters often need frequent maintenance if parts become loose or louvers begin to wilt. In some cases, you may not be able to reverse sagging louvers if your shutters don’t have tension screws.
  • They don’t provide a warranty.

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

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

  • Our plantation shutters are customized for your home. No two homes or windows are the same, and your window treatments can reflect that. We begin our process with a free, in-home consultation so you can explore all available options up close. From material to louver size and frame style, you’ll have the chance to fully customize your plantation shutters. And with our free professional measurements and free standard installation, you’re guaranteed to get a great fit with your new shutters.
  • Our plantation shutters are made from superior materials. Whether you select our polymer LouverWood® shutters for top energy efficiency or Heritage shutters for the most classic 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 perform for years.
  • Our plantation shutters are colored with exclusive paints. Louver Shop of Richmond 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 at our plant in Gainesville, Georgia. Not only are they higher quality, this means you’ll also get them much sooner, frequently within a few weeks.
  • Our plantation shutters are low maintenance. Our shutters are easy to clean and won’t need to be tightened.
  • Our plantation shutters are supported by one of the best limited warranties. Louver Shop of Richmond 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 Richmond Today

Plantation shutters are an investment in your home. Picking the right ones means you’ll enjoy stunning shutters for years with worry-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 Richmond by requesting your free, in-home consultation today! Call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your appointment now.