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4 Ways to Prevent Wooden Window Shutters From Getting Wet

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Are you planning on investing in wooden Wimauma, FL window shutters like the Nature Coast Atlantic Wood Series shutters for your home? If so, you’re going to want to take good care of them once you put them into place. Wooden shutters are like works of art in a lot of ways, so the last thing you want to do is put them in a position in which they can get ruined. 

Since most wooden window shutters are obviously made out of wood, it’s not good for them to get wet. Moisture could cause them to become discolored and do real damage to them in some cases. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent them from getting wet once you have them installed. Here are 4 ways to keep moisture from ending up on your home’s new wooden window shutters. 

Keep the windows closed when rain is in the forecast. 

If there’s a chance that it might rain in your area, you’re likely going to close your windows whether you have window shutters or not. Just about all of the different window treatments in Wimauma, FL can sustain damage if you leave your windows wide open during a rainstorm. But it’s imperative that you keep your windows closed as often as you can when you have shutters. An unexpected storm could wreak havoc on them and ruin your investment. 

Fix or replace leaky windows that allow moisture into your home. 

Do you have windows in your home that leak and allow moisture to make its way into your house? You should fix those windows, regardless of what kind of window treatments you have over your windows. But you should be especially mindful about doing it when you have window shutters. Even just a small amount of moisture could find its way onto your shutters and cause blemishes. 

Avoid using soaking wet cloths to wipe down your window shutters. 

There are a lot of cleaning experts that will tell you to use a damp cloth to wipe the dust off window shutters. It’s perfectly OK to take their advice and do it. A damp cloth can lift dust from your shutters and prevent it from flying all over the place. But once you’ve used a damp cloth on your shutters, it’s a good idea to come behind it with a dry cloth to make sure no moisture hangs around. It’s also a good idea to steer clear of using a cloth that’s too damp. A soaking wet cloth will definitely allow moisture to gather on your shutters and could potentially cause problems. 

Be extra careful when using glass cleaner to wipe down your windows. 

Outside of wiping your window shutters down every now and then to keep dust from piling up on them, you’ll also want to wipe down the glass in your windows to keep them shining. But when you do it, try your absolute best not to get any glass cleaner on your window shutters. If you do and you don’t realize it, the cleaner could stick around for a while and damage your shutters. 

While you will have to work to keep your window shutters from getting wet, it’ll be well worth the extra effort on your part. It’ll allow you to enjoy your new shutters for years to come. Nature Coast Shutters & Window Treatments can help you install window shutters as well as window shades and window blinds in Wimauma, FL. Call us at (813) 613-2327 today to schedule a free in-home consultation or visit us at 4910 W Knollwood St., Tampa, FL 33634 to see our large window treatment selection. 

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