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

Eric Ramsey

DIY plantation shutters for your Destin residence is potentially a smart plan at first. You purchase the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

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 house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from is doubtful to have the products you need. Also, they may not assist you in deciding what works best 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 don’t forget: not all interior 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 offer you these top rated shutter products: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) 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 odd shapes, like circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most online retailers and suppliers only carry 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 could lead to shutters that can’t be opened and closed with ease. You could also install the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to be adjusted easily.

Our experts take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This makes sure that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and technology and relying on more than 35 of experience, we make your interior shutters to fit your odd shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our professionals have seen every type of window you can imagine. They’ve set up indoor shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - and more! We’ll make sure to set up the 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 is key 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 limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can result in abnormal depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

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

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring a team of experts 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 35+ years. Our specialists take care of each detail of the mounting process to ensure that your indoor shutters are stunning every time - and operate effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that fancy vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters 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 faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this project. Can you take on the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Destin, Florida Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Destin, it’s a a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Destin. We’ll visit your residence and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your taste. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can fashion your indoor shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!