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Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Sacramento, CA

January 27, 2016

Every day, my team gets questions about how to install shutters in Sacramento. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on windows with a crank? Does a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve encountered these concerns previously and more. And I want to assure you that when fulfilled by our experienced specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s functionality, the security of your home, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Sacramento, and how our professionals deal with them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s width and height, taking note of every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we input the specifications into exclusive software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mirror your window’s shape. And once they are installed, your shutter louvers can be tilted across the window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. 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 Operates Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

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

Where the shutter frame is mounted (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 would be placed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also factor into the type of shutter frame you choose.

Our experts account for the shape of the window, 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 set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Impact Shutter Installation?

Your security system is effective at protecting your family from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, consider the sort of monitoring device you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not obstruct with the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion detector is set up on a wall, shutters are not likely to set off the alarm either. This type of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the room. An intruder obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have set up shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Sacramento should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Sacramento, CA

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Sacramento, CA. And we carry the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!