Experts Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Destin, Florida

Eric Ramsey

Every day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Destin gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Destin. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters put up shutters on a crank-operated window? Does a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across all of these concerns previously and more. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s functionality, the security of your home, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Destin, and how our professionals deal with them.

1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Affect Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may a variety of shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Destin, Florida

Our professionals measure the height and width of your window, noting every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Next, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to make a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges mirror your window’s shape. And once they are mounted, your shutter louvers can be moved across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on any window shouldn’t affect the window operation. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely based on how the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you select.

Our specialists account for how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the window’s shape, the window opening’s depth, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system is effective at protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the sort of detector you have in that area.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters won’t trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’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 mounted on a wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have mounted shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in Destin should never come at the cost of the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Destin, Florida

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Destin, Florida. And we offer the best assortment of new shutters. Call us at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!