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

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Orlando residence might seem like a smart choice initially. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to make serious mistakes when installing plantation shutters. You could measure the window improperly or bust something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to order all the parts all over again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your Orlando house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from may not have the types of products you’re interested in. And, they may not help you in deciding what works best for a certain room. Interior shutters that work in the bedroom may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And not all shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists help you pick the right shutter products with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they may even be special shapes, such as arched, circle, octagon, and triangle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only carry plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for mistakes in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes 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 you cannot open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to tilt easily.

Our experts measure the width and length of your window - and each angle in between. This makes sure that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing advanced computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience with window shutters, we make your interior shutters to match your specialty shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others have a crank. If you do not leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen the spectrum of window types you can imagine. They’ve installed plantation shutters on double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows - you name it! We’ll make sure to install the right plantation shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each angle, each piece, each one eighth inch 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 limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problem points can result in abnormal wear and tear on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

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

Reduce the stress involved in this home improvement project by hiring experts to mount your plantation shutters in Orlando, FL. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Orlando, have a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our experts attend to each and every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your window shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function without a hitch. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your home with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutter product only. But the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up quickly. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you afford the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Orlando, FL Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Orlando, it’s a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’ll visit your residence and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that match your decor. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows so we can craft your plantation shutters to look and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!