Repair a wooden shutter

Most roller shutters are made of plastic, followed by metal fins. Wood shutters, on the other hand, tend to be the exception, which is why very little is known about repairing. In the following guide we will show you how to repair your wooden shutters.

Roller shutter armor is available in different versions

Shutters are available in all conceivable designs. But there are also differences in the materials used for the slats:

  • plastic
  • metal
  • Wood

Repair plastic and metal fins

Plastic slats are widely used. Due to the simple technology, repairs to plastic blinds are relatively easy to perform. Metal louvers are rather rare in private homes, but just as easy to maintain. It gets a bit more difficult with wooden slats.

Repair wooden slats

These are usually connected to each other via special links. The intricately worked lamellas also ensure that they close optimally light-tight in the case of a completely closed roller shutter. If you want to repair such a wooden shutter, you must first remove it completely.

First, remove the tank

In doing so, you can proceed as described under "Replacing roller shutter armor" for you. Spread the roller shutter on the floor in front of you. Now you can check every single lamella and the links.

In the case of defective lamellae or connecting links, you will be dependent on replacement parts from the manufacturer. However, if you can no longer determine this, you must pursue a different approach. It is best to go to a carpenter or joiner and have the defective parts made.

If you do not get any spare parts

If this is too expensive for you, you may be able to do something differently: usually roller shutter armor is slightly longer than actually needed. The first three to four fins are not unwound from the shaft even when the shutters are lowered completely.

Remove the defective lamella or shorten the entire roller shutter around the defective connection. But do not take the last lamella, as this is often weighted and also carries the stopper.

Tips & Tricks

If you have found a carpenter or joiner who replicates the defective parts for you, you should have several of these components made. The cost is likely to rise only minimally, since several slats can often be made simultaneously and the working hours only increased marginally.

Video Board: Repairing A Wood Shutter