How To Replace A Tilt Rod Staple

Greg Arnett

Video Transcript:

Greg: Hi, it’s Greg and George again, with Sunburst Shutters and Window Fashions.

George: And

Greg: What we want to do today is we want to show you how to replace a staple that might have come out in a louver. So, you probably see it all the time where you actually tilt that and one of the louvers has come loose from the control rod. It’s a common occurrence, happens over time, especially when you have been doing shutters for almost 40 years.

George: Right.

Greg: Bound to have one here and there. How do we fix it George?

George: Well unfortunately, the staple that connects the louver to the tilt rod will come out over time. And yes, I am Canadian, thank you. So, at this point you can either find the staple that came out or you can give us a call and we’ll be happy to send you some. After that, it’s really just a matter of grasping the staple with a pair of vice grips or some pliers, reaching in behind the panel…

Greg: You know George, people tell me all the time, they call us every day saying, “I can’t find any staples”. They sell them at big box stores, don’t they?

George: Yes, 5,000 at a time.

Greg: That’s the problem. You got to buy a pallet of them, fortunately we have that, we’ll give you a couple of staples, not a big deal.

George: Absolutely, I’ll be happy to send that out via our friends at the U.S. Postal Service. So, as far as inserting the new staple goes, move your louvers to about a 45 degree angle, reach in from behind. Typically you put a little bit of glue, Super Glue gel on the legs of the staple, reach in from behind, reinsert, and you’re done.

Greg: Just like that. That little bit of glue on there should do the trick. If it’s a wood shutter and it’s been really wiggled out of there and the hole’s really big, some things you can try? What are they?

George: Well, I’ve had luck with two part epoxy in the past, you’ll have to let it sit for 24 hours. JB Weld works really well as well. I think you’ve used…

Greg: You can glue in some match sticks, something like that or any other type of material. Something to hold that staple but you’ve got to close that hole for sure. But that’s all it is. Just that quick and just that easy. And then you have your staple and your louver that’s been fixed. Once again, it’s Greg and George, we’re with Sunburst Shutters and Window Fashions.

George: And

Greg: Call us if you need anything.