Shutters in a dining room

Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Choice For Your Fort Myers Residence?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Fort Myers house is potentially a savvy idea at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are hundreds of ways to commit critical errors when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window inaccurately or bust something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to order all the parts again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your Fort Myers residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you‘re looking for. And, they may not help you in deciding what works best for a certain room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our specialists help you pick the right shutter products with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutter products: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be different shapes, like triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most online retailers and suppliers only offer plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window may lead to shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You could also set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals note the length and width of your window - and all the angles in between. This ensures that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing computer software and relying on more than 40 of experience, we make your indoor shutters to match your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others use a crank. If you don’t leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

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

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece makes a difference when installing plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can result in abnormal damage on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

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

Minimize the stress that goes into this home improvement project by hiring specialists to install your plantation shutters in Fort Myers, FL. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers, offer a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists attend to each and every detail of the mounting process so that your plantation shutters are beautifully finished every time - and operate readily. 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 home with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up fast. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this project. Can you handle the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Fort Myers, FL Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Fort Myers, it’s a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers. We’ll come out to your home and guide you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that complement your style. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows precisely so we can fashion your indoor shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

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