Taking good care of shutters and blinds during the winter is essential. The shutters play an important role in protecting the inhabitants inside the house from winter winds. If you plan to install a shutter in Coventry, approach the professionals. They will help you find the most suitable shutter for your property.
Here are a few tips that can help you maintain your shutters.
Tips to maintain your shutters during winter
Check for moisture build-up
Moisture build-up during winter is unavoidable. Hence, it would help to check the moisture accumulation on the shutters and blinds. Whenever you notice the condensation, rub it off with a soft cotton cloth. If you’ve installed wooden blinds, keep them clean and dry throughout the winter.
Engage in regular dusting
Although shutters and blinds do not need regular maintenance, using a soft cloth to ensure regular dusting ensures the blinds are in good condition. For fabric-based blinds, you can use the help of a vacuum cleaner. For plastic, uPVC or wooden blinds, use a cloth to mop it up.
Check the chords and chains
Winters can be harsh on the chords and chains. To ensure that they are functioning properly throughout the winter days, make sure you keep on checking the condition.
Keep them dry
Irrespective of the type of shutter or blind you have installed for the property, ensure that you keep them as dry as possible throughout the winter season. If you leave them wet, the chances of mould and mildew formation increase.
Seal gaps and keep interiors warm
The purpose of a shutter is to keep the cold wind away from the interiors. So once winter arrives, make sure that you check the condition of the shutter and seal all the gaps and holes so that the interiors are kept warm.
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