Shutters in a dining room

Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Choice For Your Salt Lake City Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Salt Lake City house might seem like a savvy idea at first. You buy the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there’s 100 ways to commit critical blunders when mounting plantation shutters. You could measure the window inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good solution for your Salt Lake City residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you buy shutters from may not have the products you‘re looking for. And, they may not help you in determining which shutters are the best fit for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the living room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And don’t forget: not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists assist you in choosing the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutter products: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they could even be unique shapes, such as octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

Most suppliers and online retailers only have plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window may result in shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You might install the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our specialists measure the width and length of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your odd shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on more than 40 of experience with window shutters, we craft your plantation shutters to complement your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows tilt in or slide. Others have a crank. If you don’t leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our specialists have seen all the types of windows. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to install the plantation shutters you need in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece makes a difference when installing plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you end up with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These issues can cause irregular damage on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If your DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this might cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this home improvement project by hiring specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals take care of each and every detail of the installation process to ensure that your window shutters are stunning every time - and work readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). That’s because we treat your home with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutters themselves. But the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up faster than you think. And we haven’t even mentioned the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Can you afford the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Salt Lake City, Utah Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, it’s a job for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City. We’ll visit your house and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that match your taste. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can fashion your shutters to look and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

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