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

Neil Blackwelder

DIY plantation shutters for your Charlotte home is potentially a savvy solution initially. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to commit critical missteps when setting up plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window improperly or break something while setting up the shutters. The product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to order all the parts again.

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your Charlotte residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you’re interested in. 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 assist you in selecting the right products and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) 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 carry them and your measurements aren’t accurate, 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 what’s 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 set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to tilt easily.

Our specialists take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, using state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your indoor shutters to match your specialty shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our professionals have seen every type of window out there. They’ve mounted shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We take care to install the right shutters 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. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

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 lead to the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring a team of experts to set up your plantation shutters in Charlotte, NC. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Charlotte, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals are aware of every detail of the installation process to ensure that your plantation shutters look perfectly finished every time - and work readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). 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 fast. And that doesn’t even include 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 a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Charlotte. We’ll drive out to your residence and walk you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your style. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can craft your plantation shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

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