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Experts Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Atlanta, GA

January 27, 2016

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Atlanta gets questions about how to install shutters in Atlanta. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions mount shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across these questions previously and more. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how your window functions, your home’s security, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Atlanta, and how our professionals deal with them.

1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows a variety of sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we enter the measurements into advanced software to make a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame mimic the curve of your window. And when they are mounted, the louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be left 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 Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on any window doesn’t impact the way the window opens. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window opens. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select.

Our professionals take into consideration the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, and the clearance available above and below the window. Then, we make and mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects your family from thefts. When installing shutters, find out the kind of detector you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion detector is mounted on a wall, shutters shouldn’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 change in the environment. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm. The actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Atlanta should never come at the cost of your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Atlanta, GA

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Atlanta, GA. And we carry the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!