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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 preferred for their energy efficiency, light control and clean lines that suit many different home styles. Plus, white works with anything, even as décor trends change over the years.

With white window treatments, it’s fine to be apprehensive that the sun may discolor them. This is particularly true if your home endures intense sunlight or faces south. It’s important to know that not all window treatments are created the same. And that some 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 discoloring your white plantation shutters, especially if you have cheaper or overseas-made shutters. These harmful rays can eat away at protective coating over time. Once the coating is removed, the sun could fade the paint and cause it to look yellow.

Regular cleaning will help keep your shutters looking their best. But once they start turning yellow, there isn’t a lot you can do to fix it. The best way to keep your shutters from yellowing is to utilize high-quality options 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 durable as they initially seem to be.

  • They might not fit your windows very well. For ideal energy efficiency and light control, plantation shutters need to fit securely against the window frame. Cheaper plantation shutters are usually not a good fit, and your efficiency and light management can deteriorate as a result.
  • They’re built from low-grade materials. Cheaper plantation shutters are reliant on low-quality materials, like vinyl and composite, and are sometimes hollow. In addition to yellowing, they might also be more vulnerable|exposed|susceptible]512] to distortion, splitting or breaking off into splinters.
  • They’re finished with low-quality paint. Lower-quality paint frequently contains volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These chemicals can be emitted by your shutters over time, resulting in headaches and eye and nasal irritation in a number of people. It’s also important to know that poor-quality paint doesn’t always come with a protective UV coating, which could increase the yellowing process.
  • They’re made overseas. You never know what kind of quality you will get with plantation shutters that are built overseas. They tend to be lower quality than ones that are made in America.
  • They may need constant maintenance. Cheaply made plantation shutters often need frequent maintenance if parts become loose or louvers begin to sag. On some occasions, you may not be able to fix sagging louvers if your shutters don’t use tension screws.
  • They don’t include a warranty.

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

At Louver Shop of Austin, we’ve been building our company on outstanding 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 the same, and your window treatments should reflect that. We begin our process with a free, in-home consultation so you can browse all the options as long as you need. From material to louver size and frame style, you’ll be able to fully customize your plantation shutters. And thanks to 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 choose 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 good but perform for years.
  • Our plantation shutters are finished with exclusive paints. Louver Shop of Austin 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 receive them much sooner, usually 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 Austin 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 Austin Today

Plantation shutters are an investment in your home. Finding the right ones means you’ll enjoy gorgeous 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 Austin by requesting your free, in-home consultation today! Call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your appointment now.