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

Tyler Jorgensen

DIY plantation shutters for your San Antonio home may seem like a good solution initially. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest concern is that, 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 inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the pieces again.

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

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from is unlikely to 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 work in the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists help you select the right products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality 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

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they could even be special shapes, like triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most suppliers and online retailers only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for flaws in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements aren’t correct, 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 a uniquely 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 measure the width and length of your window - and all the angles in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped window shutters fit seamlessly. Then, taking advantage of advanced computer software and technology and relying on 35+ years of experience in the window shutter industry, we make your interior 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 do not 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 out there. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung 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 setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you end up with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can result in unusual depreciation of the shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

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

Take the stress out of this project by hiring experts to mount your plantation shutters in San Antonio, TX. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters San Antonio, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for decades. Our experts take care of every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your interior shutters look perfectly finished every time - and function readily. 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 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 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 physical demands and stress of this project. Can you take on the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In San Antonio, TX Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in San Antonio, it’s a a job for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters San Antonio. We’ll visit your home and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can build your interior shutters to look and function beautifully. Let us worry about all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

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