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

Todd Hansen

DIY plantation shutters for your Orlando residence might seem like a smart choice at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to make vital missteps 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 experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re more likely to commit 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 residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the types of products you‘re looking for. And, they may not help you in deciding the best shutters for a certain room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room 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 shutters with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these premium shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

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

Most online retailers and suppliers only have plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for errors in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd 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 allow the louvers to tilt easily.

Our specialists measure the width and length of your window - and each angle in between. This guarantees that your uniquely shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, using state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we make your interior shutters to match your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you forget to leave enough room 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 out there. They’ve installed indoor shutters on windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows - you name it! We take care to install the right window 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 mounting 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 big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problem points can result in abnormal damage on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

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

Take the stress out of this 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 mounting 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 operate 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 additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up fast. And that doesn’t even include 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 a job for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’ll visit your residence and guide you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with 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!

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