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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Idea For Your Hartford House?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Hartford house might seem like a good idea at first. You buy the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to commit vital missteps when installing plantation shutters. You could measure the window inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the parts all over again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your Hartford home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you purchase shutters from is doubtful to have the types of products you need. Also, they may not aid you in figuring out the best shutters for a certain room. The shutters that work in the bedroom may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our professionals assist you in picking the right products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We offer you these top rated plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they may even be special shapes, such as triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most online retailers and suppliers only have plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They won’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for errors in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window might result in shutters that you cannot open and close properly. You could also set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals measure the length and width of your window - and each angle in between. This guarantees that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing advanced computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we build your interior shutters to fit your odd shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you don’t leave enough clearance between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a window that won’t tilt in and a crank that is not accessible.

Our experts have seen the spectrum of window types you can imagine. They’ve set up indoor shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to mount the right indoor shutters in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each piece, each one eighth inch, each angle is essential when mounting plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problem points can result in unusual depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If the 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 could cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring a team of experts to install your plantation shutters in Hartford, CT. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Connecticut, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our experts attend to each detail of the mounting process to ensure that your window shutters are beautifully finished every time - and work without a hitch. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to watch for that valuable vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). That’s because we treat your house with the same level of attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up quickly. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Are you ready for the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Hartford, CT Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Hartford, it’s a job for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Connecticut. We’ll come out to your residence and explain the process of picking the plantation shutters that complement your taste. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can craft your interior shutters to look and function beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave!

Call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!