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Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Clearwater Florida

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, we get asked questions about how to install shutters in Clearwater. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst mount shutters on a window with a crank? How does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve heard these concerns before and more. And I‘m here to tell you that when fulfilled by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s functionality, your house’s security system, or the shape of the window. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Clearwater, and how our professionals address them.

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

Your windows may a variety of shapes and sizes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure the dimensions of your window, noting each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to make a shutter template that precisely matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s curve. And when they are set up, your shutter louvers can be operational across the window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact Shutter Installation?

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

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it‘s based on how the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also determine the type of shutter frame you pick.

Our experts consider the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, and the clearance available above and below the window. Then, we make and install your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Affect Shutter Installation?

Your security system is effective at protecting you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the type of monitoring device you have in that space.

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 trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor transmits 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, setting off an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our professionals have set up shutters with all kinds of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Clearwater should never compromise the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Clearwater Florida

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Clearwater Florida. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!