Shutters in a dining room

Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Choice For Your Destin Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Destin house is potentially a smart plan at first. You get the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are hundreds of ways to commit serious blunders when setting up plantation shutters. You might measure the window incorrectly or destroy something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to purchase all the parts all over again.

Without the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good plan for your Destin residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is doubtful to have the products you need. Also, they may not assist you in determining the best shutters for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutters fit all windows.

Our professionals help you choose the right products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these top rated shutter products: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

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

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

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window may lead to shutters that you cannot open and close with ease. You could also install the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to be adjusted easily.

Our specialists take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This makes sure that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience, we make your indoor shutters to fit your uniquely shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others have a crank. If you do not leave enough room between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that won’t tilt in and a crank that is not accessible.

Our professionals have seen every window type out there. They’ve set up indoor shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - and more! We take care to mount the indoor shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece makes a difference when mounting plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you are stuck with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problems can lead to abnormal depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

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

Take the stress out of this project by hiring professionals to set up your plantation shutters in Destin, Florida. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Destin, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our experts take care of each detail of the mounting process so that your indoor shutters are stunning every time - and function readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your house 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. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up fast. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Can you take on the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Destin, Florida Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Destin, it’s a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Destin. We’ll visit your residence and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your taste. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can craft your shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Let us stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

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