Help at hand for Exterior Shutters: know the art of Do-It-Yourself repair
We install shutters at various places such as Feltham, Hanworth and around London, Some shutters are installed specifically for external purposes. Exterior shutters are vital for our security, but they also run the risk of incurring more damage as they are exposed to external elements.So you know who to turn to for shutter repair. But some people might want to do it themselves, we hold these DIY people in high esteem. We would like to extend our support to such people by showing exactly how a person can repair a shutter all by himself. However, if the damage is too much, we recommend opting for professional services. ADV has the best team for emergency shutter repair London.
Get into actionWe know you are eager to start with the session. Don't worry, we will let on the details. Given below is the procedure to repair a dysfunctional shutter. First, let us go through the list of material required
- Wire Brush
- Polyurethane glue
- Pipe clamp
- Drilling machine
Steps to a fully functional shutter
- First of all, gather ample support using a ladder, stand on it and unscrew the shutter.
- Detach the louvers which are lost from the shutter.
- The next step is cleaning. Naturally, the shutter might be having some dirt and debris over it. This is a good time to clean it. Use a wire brush to get rid of all the debris and dust particles.
- Set the louvers back in the position they should be in.
- The next step is joining. Use polyurethane glue and apply it on the mortise-and-tenon joint of the shutter frame.
- The next step is to tighten the slats using a pipe clamp. This is done by placing the pipe clamp on the shutter and slowly tightening the clamp after holding the louvers in position.
- Now it’s time to leave the clamp in the same position until the glue dries up completely.
- When the glue has dried up, the next step is to install it again. For this, first, you will have to make holes in the window casing. Do this by boring two pilot holes in window casing, which have a diameter of 3 1/6 inch.
- The next step is to hammer the shutter pintles. The pintles will be used for helping the shutters in swinging.
- Now it’s time to hang the shutter. Do so by slipping the hinge lea of the shutter over the pintles.
- To ensure that the shutter stays in place and the spring latch is engaged fully, put a shutter dog beneath the shutter. This will make the shutter more secure and stable when the shutter is open as it holds the door in place. It is also beneficial in case the weather turns nasty and you want to close the shutter.