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Experts Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah

January 27, 2016

Each day, my team gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Salt Lake City. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions put up shutters on windows with a crank? Does a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve encountered all of these questions before and more. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, how it operates, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Salt Lake City, and how our professionals deal with them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows come in all sizes and shapes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure the height and width of your window, taking note of each and every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we enter the specifications into proprietary software to generate a shutter template that precisely fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mirror your window’s frame. And when they’re set up, your shutter louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on your window doesn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely based on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually placed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also determine the type of shutter frame you pick.

Our specialists consider the window’s shape, the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, and how much clearance there is above and below the window. And, we make and mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from burglaries. When installing shutters, think about the kind of monitoring device you have in that space.

If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters shouldn’t alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion detector is mounted on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the space. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have set up shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in Salt Lake City should never come at the cost of your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah. And we have the best assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!