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Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Charlotte, NC

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, we get asked questions on how to install shutters in Charlotte. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters put up shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve encountered these questions before and much more. And I want to assure you that when completed by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the shape of the window, how it operates, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Charlotte, and how our specialists deal with them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may come in all sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our specialists measure your window’s dimensions, noting every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to generate a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they’ve been installed, the shutter louvers can be moved across the window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

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

Installing shutters on your window doesn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window functions. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape also figure into the type of shutter frame you select.

Our specialists take into consideration how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, and the existing window casing’s size. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system does a great job of protecting you from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, consider the type of monitoring device you have in that space.

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

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the room. A burglar obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have mounted shutters with all types of security systems. Installing shutters in Charlotte should never compromise your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Charlotte, NC

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Charlotte, NC. And we carry the best selection of new shutters. Give us a call at 980-231-1116 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!