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

January 27, 2016

Each 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 put up shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

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

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation?

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

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s width and length, noting every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we input the dimensions into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that precisely fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges mirror the shape of your window. And once they are set up, 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 shine!

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

Installing shutters on your window doesn’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.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it‘s based on how the window operates. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the type of shutter frame you pick.

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

3. How Does A Security System Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the sort of sensor 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 aren’t in the way of the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only set off 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 sort of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. A burglar creates an obstruction to 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 compromise 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!