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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Plan For Your Atlanta House?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Atlanta house is potentially a good plan at the outset. You buy 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 are hundreds of ways to commit serious missteps when installing plantation shutters. You might measure the window improperly or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having 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. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good choice for your Atlanta house.

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 determining what works best for a specific room. Plantation shutters that work in the dining room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be subjected 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 offer you these quality plantation 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 suppliers and online retailers only carry plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for errors in measurement. If they do offer 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 just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window could result in shutters that don’t open and close properly. You could also mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

Our specialists note the measurements of your window - and each angle in between. This guarantees that your uniquely shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on over four decades of experience, we make your interior 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 left with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

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

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece is pivotal when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you end up with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problem points can lead to irregular depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this might result in the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this home improvement project by hiring a team of specialists to set up your plantation shutters in Atlanta, GA. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Atlanta, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our experts attend to each and every detail of the installation process to ensure that your plantation shutters look perfectly finished every time - and work effortlessly. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same level of care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost 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 that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Are you ready for the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Atlanta, GA Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

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

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