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How to Upkeep Your Vinyl Shutters

Housekeeping Tips

Family Room Window Shutters

If you’ve just installed gorgeous, new vinyl shutters, chances are you want to keep them looking good. While the task of cleaning your shutters on a regular basis may seem daunting, taking care of vinyl shutters is actually fairly simple. This is because the low maintenance material is water resistant and doesn’t peel when exposed to sunlight. All you really need to do to keep your vinyl shutters nice is conduct a short cleaning process each week to keep the dust and debris off. To help you out, we’ve provided a step-by-step process for cleaning your shutters without leaving spots. Use the steps in the guide below on a consistent basis to keep your shutters looking like new!

  1. To get started, fill a pale with ½ gallon of distilled water and add in a few drops of mild dish soap.
  2. Once you’ve got the cleaning mixture ready, dip a soft cloth in the pale then wring it out. Run the cloth against both sides of each shutter slat, starting at the top and working your way down. Keep rinsing the cloth in the bucket as you go to make sure that you’re not spreading dust and debris from slat to slat.
  3. After you’ve cleaned each slat, fill a clean bucket with ½ gallon of distilled water only. Dip a new cloth into the water then ring it out. Once again, run the cloth against each side of each slat, working your way down as you go. This will remove any dish soap residue, leaving a clean and smooth surface.
  4. Now that each of slat has been cleaned and rinsed, it’s time to dry them. Find a clean, dry cloth and repeat the process of wiping down each slat.

Performing this process on each of your shutters once a week will help you keep them looking as good as new. Other than frequent cleaning, your vinyl shutters won’t require much other maintenance or repair as they are built with a solid structure and from a durable material. This means that the need to repair shutter components is rare as vinyl shutters won’t yellow, chip, peel or snap easily.

For more information regarding vinyl shutter care or to find a new set to install in another room of your home, feel free to give Stanfield Shutter a call at 801-467-8823. One of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you.

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