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

Curtis Orton

Each 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 completed by our experienced experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the shape of the window, how it functions, or the security of your home. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Sacramento, and how our professionals handle 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. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Sacramento, CA

Our professionals measure the dimensions of your window, taking note of every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Next, we input the measurements into advanced software to make a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mirror your window’s frame. And once they are installed, your shutter louvers can be tilted across the window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt 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 is usually placed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape 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 mount 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 thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the sort of monitoring device you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not interfere 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 installed 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 unwanted visitor obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have set up shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Sacramento should never come at the cost of your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

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Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Sacramento, CA. And we have the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!