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Professionals Address Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Hartford, CT

January 27, 2016

Each day, my team gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Hartford. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions mount shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard these concerns before and more. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our experienced experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, its functionality, or the security of your home. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Hartford, and how our experts deal with them.

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

Your windows may a variety of shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the width and the height of your window, taking note of every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Then, we enter the dimensions into proprietary software to make a shutter template that exactly matches your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame mimic your window’s shape. And once they’ve been set up, the shutter louvers can be moved across the entire window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on a window won’t impact the way the window opens. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is mounted (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window opens. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select.

Our professionals account for the window opening’s depth, the size of the existing window casing, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we fashion and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system is effective at protecting your house from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, think about the type of detector you have in that area.

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

If the motion sensor is mounted on a wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the room. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists have installed shutters with all kinds of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Hartford should never jeopardize your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Hartford, CT

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Hartford, CT. And we carry the best variety of new shutters. Give us a call at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!