Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Atlanta, GA01/27/2016Dan Taylor Every day, my team 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 crank-operated window? How does a security system affect how the shutters are installed? I’ve come across these questions previously. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how the window operates, your home’s security, or your window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Atlanta, and how our professionals deal with them. 1. How Does Your Window’s Shape 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 uniquely shaped windows? Our professionals measure the width and the length of your window, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we enter the measurements into advanced software to create a shutter template that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mimic the curve of your window. And when they are set up, the louvers can be operational across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be left with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine! 2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact How The Shutters Are Installed? Installing shutters on your window shouldn’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. Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it‘s based on the way the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide usually have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the depth of the windowsill also factor into the shutter frame type you select. Our professionals take into consideration the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we make and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications. 3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process? 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 do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken. If the motion detector is mounted on a wall, shutters are not likely to 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 experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Atlanta should never compromise 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 specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Atlanta, GA. And we have 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!