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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Idea For Your San Antonio Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your San Antonio home is potentially a good solution at the outset. You get the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to end up with critical mistakes when installing plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your San Antonio residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from may not have the types of products you’re interested in. Also, they may not assist you in determining the best shutters for a particular room. The shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And don’t forget: not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts assist you in choosing the right products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) 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 special shapes, like triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most online stores and vendors only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big for the window. 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 an odd shaped window might result in shutters that you cannot open and close with ease. You might mount the shutter where the louvers cannot tilt easily.

Our experts note the dimensions of your window - and each corner in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped window shutters fit seamlessly. Then, taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we make your indoor shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others have a crank. If you forget to leave enough clearance between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

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

4. Attention To Detail

Each angle, each piece, each one eighth inch is essential when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problems can lead to unusual depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

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

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring experts to mount your plantation shutters in San Antonio, TX. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters San Antonio, offer a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for decades. Our experts take care of every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your plantation shutters look perfectly finished every time - and operate readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that fancy vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). That’s because we treat your residence with the same level of attention 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 the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Can you take on the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In San Antonio, TX Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in San Antonio, it’s a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters San Antonio. We’ll visit your home and walk you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can build your interior shutters to look and function beautifully. Let us stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!