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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Solution For Your Charlotte Residence?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Charlotte home may seem like a smart solution at the outset. You purchase the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But the biggest problem is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to commit critical mistakes when mounting plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window improperly or break something while installing the shutters. The product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to order all the parts again.

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, 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. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your Charlotte residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from may not have the selection you‘re looking for. Also, they may not assist you in figuring out what works best for a particular room. The shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our professionals help you pick the right products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be unique shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most vendors and online stores only offer plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for errors in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window may result in shutters that can’t be opened and closed as they should. You could also mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to tilt easily.

Our experts take the measurements of your window - and all the corners in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing advanced computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your indoor shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you don’t leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our professionals have seen every window type out there. They’ve set up shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to install the shutters you need in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each piece, each one eighth inch, each angle is key when mounting plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you are stuck with window shutters that have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problem points can lead to irregular depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If your 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 might result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this project by hiring a team of experts to mount your plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Charlotte, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals are aware of every detail of the installation process so that your plantation shutters look perfectly finished every time - and work readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that valuable vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). That’s because we treat your residence with the same level of attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the actual shutters. However, the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up quickly. And we haven’t even mentioned the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Are you ready for the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Charlotte, NC Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Charlotte, it’s a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Charlotte. We’ll visit your residence and guide you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your style. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can craft your plantation shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. Let us stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!