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When you move your louvers, you expect them to stay in the position you select. If your louvers won't stay open, the remedy is different depend on whether you have Plantation Shutter OR Vinyl Shutter. First examine the joints between the Rails & Stiles. Weak joints can cause the panel to come apart and lose its designed tension. If the Rails & Stiles are separating, then reattach them properly.
For PLANTATION SHUTTER:
  • If your louvers will not stay open, first check for the presence of tension screws. Most likely you will find them recessed on the outside of each stile. By turning these screws clockwise, you pull the louver(s) closer to the stile. This will causes friction between the louver(s) and stile, and keeps the louvers where you want them.
  • If all Stile/Rail joints are in good shape, and you shutter panel does not have tension screws, then your next option is to install tension springs.
For VINYL, POLYSATIN SHUTTER:
  • If your louvers keep flopping down, replace the Vinyl Tension Louver Pin (dome head). Insert Tension Louver Pin (part # 1579) on 1 end of louver, and Louver Repair Pin (spring loaded, part # 1570) on the other end of louver.
  • If step above does not solve the problem, then clip the small Clear plastic C tensioner (part #5384) in between the louver end cap & stile

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Louver Repair Pin, Spring Loaded, 3/4" Long

  • Louver Repair Pin 3/4" Long, Spring Loaded
  • Commonly to repair Vinyl, Polysatin, Hunter Douglas Palm Beach, Hybrid Shutter

Our Price: $1.00
Standard Louver Pin, Flat Head, 1" Long

  • Standard Louver Pin, Flat Head, 1" Long

Our Price: $0.50
2 1/2" Standard Louver End Cap for Vinyl Shutter. Front Tilt. Off White color

  • 2.5" Louver End Cap Polysatin, Vinyl. Off White color
  • Front Tilt
  • For Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutter

Our Price: $5.00
Rear Tilt Bar Pin for shutter. Hunter Douglas

  • 3/4" Fabric Carrier for Duette Vertiglide Head Rail by Hunter Douglas
  • Use together with old Vertiglide part #1454 (bearing wheel)

Our Price: $1.99
Tensioner Louver Nylon Pin, Dome Head, 1" Long

  • Tension Louver Nylon Pin
  • Dome Head, 1" Long
  • Commonly used in New Style Hybrid Shutter

Our Price: $0.75
3 1/2" Louver End Cap for Vinyl Shutter. Rear Tilt. Clearview. Off White color

  • 3.5" Louver End Cap Polysatin, Vinyl. Off White color
  • Rear Tilt
  • For Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutter Clearview

Our Price: $5.00
Gear for Polysatin shutter, Lantana, No Tilt Bar

  1. Gear for Polysatin shutter
  2. No Tilt Bar style
  3. Lantana, Hunter Douglas

Our Price: $2.99
4 1/2" Louver End Cap for Vinyl Shutter. Standard

  • 4.5" Standard Louver End Cap Polysatin, Vinyl
  • For Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutter

Our Price: $5.00
4 1/2" Louver End Cap for Vinyl Shutter. Clearview

  • 4.5" Louver End Cap Polysatin, Vinyl
  • For Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutter with Clearview.  No Tilt Bar Shutter.

Our Price: $5.00
3 1/2" Louver End Cap with Gear for Vinyl Shutter

  • 3.5" Gear Louver End Cap Polysatin, Vinyl
  • For Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutter with Lantana System.  No Tilt Bar Shutter.

Our Price: $5.00
Hinge Shim, Tensioner for Shutter. Super Slim, Clear

Commonly used on shutter as hinge shim. OR added at vinyl end caps between louver & stile to create for friction for tensioning.

Includes 2 shims, C shaped.

Our Price: $1.99
Black Tension Spring for Plantation Shutter

  • Shutter Tension Spring
  • 7/8" long
Tension Spring is used to keep louvers in desired position instead of flopping down. Place the tension spring behind the nylon louver pin in the shutter stile. The spring pushes the louver into the opposite stile creating tension. It helps to prevent the louvers from being dragged down and keep louvers where you want them to be.

Depend on the size & weight of your shutter panel, a minimum of 2 tension springs must be used per panel to provide proper tension.

Our Price: $1.50
Nylon Tension Washer for Plantation Shutter

  • Nylon Tension Washer
  • 3/8" outside diameter, 3/16" inside diameter
Tension Washer is placed under the head of the tension screw inside the 1/4" pin hole of the stile. Nylon has a low friction resulting in smoother operation of louvers.

To be used in conjunction with Tension Bushing.

Our Price: $0.25
Tension Screw Bushing for Plantation Shutter

  • Plastic Tension Screw Bushing
  • 3/8" outside diameter, 3/16" inside diameter
  • 1/4" height
Tension Bushing supports tension screw in 1/4" pin hole. The flange of the bushing prevent the louvers from rubbing directly against the stile (when you tighten the tension screw). As a result, operation of louvers is smoother.

The bushing reduces the size of the pin hole to support & center the tension screw. A tension washer should be used in conjuntion of the bushing to allow the tension screw to rotate with louver and prevent it from backing off.

Our Price: $0.99
   
 

PLANTATION SHUTTER: ONLY nylon pins are used to pivot the louvers. Each nylon pin has a 1/32 in shoulder, allowing even spacing between the louver and style. Nylon pins eliminate the problem of shrinking, swelling and wear with movement associated with using wood dowels on the louvers. This allows you to consistently move the louvers easily.