Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Orlando, FL

Todd Hansen

Every day, my team gets questions on how to install shutters in Orlando. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions put up shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve heard these concerns before. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your home’s security, the shape of the window, or its functionality. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Orlando, and how our specialists handle them.

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

Your windows may be different sizes and shapes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on uniquely shaped windows?

Our Specialists Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Orlando, FL

Our experts measure the width and the height of your window, taking note of each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we input the measurements into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mirror your window’s shape. And when they’re set up, the shutter louvers can be operational across the entire window - no matter its shape. It’s true. You won’t be left with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window won’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 installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and the clearance available above and below the window also figure into the shutter frame type you select.

Our specialists account for the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window. And, we fashion and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the sort of monitoring device you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion sensor is set up on the wall, shutters are not likely to set off the alarm either. This kind of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the room. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The actual shutters won’t.

Our professionals have set up shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in Orlando should never come at the cost of the security of your family.

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Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Orlando, FL. And we carry the best assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!