Ensure proper maintenance of your Shutters-Are they still fit for the purpose or they require an upgrade!
You have got best shutters for protecting your home from strong wind, torrential rains and flying debris, that’s perfect but are you sure that they will remain best till the time you put your shutters to the test? Don’t you think it is as important to ensure proper maintenance of your shutter as getting quality-oriented shutters? Many people believe in the concept of carrying out a task of ‘dry run’ on a yearly basis to ensure that the devices are in good shape & condition and to see whether there is something available for lending proper protection to every single door & window or no?
A ‘dry run’ is necessary for many reasons since shutters may lose their capability due to corrosion, wear & tear, some kind of damage by insect nests, etc. Certainly, you would not like to experience a last minute running around in order to search out a quick-fix solution to make sure that you install shutters before hurricane or flying debris hit your beautiful home.
Shutter Systems like Roll Ups & Accordions may require lubrication on a yearly basis to ensure proper maintenance of few of their working parts. It is highly recommended to double check locking mechanisms & gears in order to assure that the system can be installed properly and instantly, whenever required. For Storm panels which are removable, it is important to check out that they are properly lubricated & free of rust or dirt. Also check out, whether you have all the required wing nuts & bolts or no. The same applies for your Bahama & hinged ones since you need to ensure that you have all the required hardware & shutters can close down properly or no.
Always opt for a shutter style which is convenient because it is always a better idea to rely on D-I-Y (Do it yourself) technique instead of looking out for some kind of last minute outside help. Many house owners have upgraded to folding style or Accordion style since they provide more ease, especially when it is double-story house where an attempt of reaching to second floor might be difficult or risky. Shutters are the best alternative for enjoying the benefit of shade on a daily basis. Bahama types are also good alternative when it comes to offer effective solutions related to energy consumption.
If you want to keep the aesthetic appeal of your home intact then opt for Hinged Shutters. It is always a great idea to ensure that the shutter which you are opting for, must offer you great sense of comfort, aesthetic appeal & needed protection.