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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Choice For Your Sacramento Residence?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Sacramento residence might seem like a savvy idea initially. You buy the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You might measure the window improperly or damage something while setting up the shutters. The product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to order all the parts all over again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good choice for your Sacramento residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you order shutters from may not have the selection you‘re looking for. In addition, they might not aid you in deciding the best shutters for a specific room. Interior 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 shutter products fit all windows.

Our professionals help you select the right shutter products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these premium plantation shutters: 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 may even be special shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most vendors and online stores only offer plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window might lead to shutters that don’t open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t allow the louvers to move easily.

Our specialists note the length and width of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped window shutters fit flawlessly. Then, using advanced computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience in the window shutter industry, we build your indoor shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows tilt in or slide. Others have a crank. If you forget to leave enough room between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

Our experts have seen all the types of windows you can imagine. They’ve set up shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - you name it! We mount the window 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 is key when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you are stuck with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These issues can result in unusual damage on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may lead to the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring a team of professionals to install your plantation shutters in Sacramento, CA. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Sacramento, have a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals are aware of each and every detail of the mounting process to ensure that your indoor shutters are beautifully finished every time - and operate without a hitch. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that valuable vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same 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 faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you handle the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Sacramento, CA Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Sacramento, it’s a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Sacramento. We’ll drive out to your residence and explain the process of picking the plantation shutters that complement your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can craft your plantation shutters to look and function beautifully. We’ll take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave!

Call us at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!