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Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In San Antonio, TX

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters San Antonio gets asked questions on how to install shutters in San Antonio. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst mount shutters on a crank-operated window? How does a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve encountered these concerns before and much more. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how your window functions, your house’s security system, 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 Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may come in all 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?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our specialists measure your window’s length and width, noting each corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we enter the dimensions into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that exactly fits your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mirror the frame of your window. And once they are mounted, the louvers can be moved across the window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be left with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

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

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-fit to the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window’s opening, it‘s based on how the window opens. 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 commonly have the shutter frame installed 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 pick.

Our specialists 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 sensor you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters are not likely to trigger the alarm either. This kind of detector emits 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 specialists have installed 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 specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in San Antonio, TX. And we have the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 210-876-0377 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!