Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Plan For Your Sacramento House?

Curtis Orton

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

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical missteps when setting up plantation shutters. You might measure the window improperly or damage something while installing the shutters. The product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you end up having to order all the parts all over again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 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 products you‘re looking for. And, they might not aid you in deciding what works best for a specific room. Plantation shutters that work in the bedroom may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our professionals help you pick the right shutters and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality 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 could 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 a high likelihood for errors in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. 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. You might mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t allow the louvers to move easily.

Our specialists note the dimensions of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your odd shaped window shutters fit flawlessly. Then, using state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on over four decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we fashion your interior shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you forget to leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left 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 mounted shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We set up the right indoor shutters in the louver size you need to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece makes a difference when setting up 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 irregular damage on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this could result in the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring experts to install your plantation shutters in Sacramento, CA. Some 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 detail of the mounting process so that your indoor shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function without a hitch. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that fancy vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your house with the same attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed 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 actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Sacramento, CA Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Sacramento, it’s a a job for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Sacramento. We’ll visit your residence and explain the process of selecting the plantation shutters that complement your style. And we’ll measure your windows so we can craft your plantation 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! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call us at 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!