Hopefully, you purchased a quality shutter product. If you did, then you can fix this problem in about 2 minutes. Here is how: (images below)
- Open the shutter panel and examine the edges of the panel for a series of small round holes.
- These holes should be evenly spaced and on both side of the panel - (i.e. room side and window side)
- Take a Phillips Head screwdriver and insert it in the hole and feel for a connection with the tension screw.
- BE GENTLE - and turn the screw clockwise while holding the louvers steady with your other hand.
- You should feel the tension screw firm up a bit, but do not over tighten.
- Repeat this process with the screws on the other side of the panel.
- Test the louvers, they should be firm but not over tight when moving.
- That's it - You just adjusted the tension on your plantation shutter's louvers.
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