Professionals Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In San Antonio, TX01/27/2016Tyler Jorgensen Each day, we get asked questions on how to install shutters in San Antonio. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters mount shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system affect the shutter installation process? I’ve encountered these questions previously and much more. And I want you to know that when done by our seasoned specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how the window operates, your home’s security, or the shape of the window. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in San Antonio, and how our experts address them. 1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Impact Shutter Installation? Windows in your house may be different sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows? Our specialists measure the length and width of your window, noting every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we enter the dimensions into exclusive software to create a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic the frame of your window. And once they are mounted, the louvers can be moved across the window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be left with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape! 2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed? Installing shutters on a window won’t impact the window operation. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the 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 utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely placed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the depth of the windowsill also factor into the shutter frame type you select. Our experts consider the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and install your shutter frame to the specifications of your window. 3. How Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed? Your security system effectively protects your house from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the kind of detector you have in that space. 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 set off is if the glass is broken or the window is opened. If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This sort of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm. The actual shutters won’t. Our experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in San Antonio should never jeopardize your family’s security - and your peace of mind. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In San Antonio, TX Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in San Antonio, TX. And we have the best assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!