Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Plan For Your Atlanta Residence?

Dan Taylor

DIY plantation shutters for your Atlanta residence may seem like a good idea at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to commit serious mistakes when installing plantation shutters. You might measure the window improperly or bust something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to order all the pieces all over again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to commit 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 good choice for your Atlanta residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from is doubtful to have the types of products you’re interested in. In addition, they might not help you in deciding the best shutters for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And not all shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists assist you in choosing the right shutters and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these premium shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

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

Most online stores and vendors only have plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do offer 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 just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window may result in shutters that don’t open and close properly. You could also mount the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our specialists take the measurements of your window - and each angle in between. This guarantees that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of advanced computer technology and relying on more than 40 of experience, we make your indoor shutters to fit your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our specialists have seen all the types of windows out there. They’ve installed plantation shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - and more! We’ll make sure to set up the plantation shutters you need in the right louver size so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every one eighth inch, every angle, every piece is pivotal when setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These issues can result in unusual depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this might lead to the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring a team of specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Atlanta, GA. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Atlanta, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists attend to each and every detail of the installation process so that your plantation shutters are stunning every time - and work effortlessly. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that fancy vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same level of care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutters themselves. However, the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up fast. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this project. Are you ready for the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Atlanta, GA Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Atlanta, it’s a an undertaking for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Atlanta. We’ll come out to your home and guide you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that match your color scheme. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows precisely so we can craft your plantation shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave!

Contact us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!