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

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

DIY plantation shutters for your Fort Myers residence may seem like a smart idea initially. You buy the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical errors when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window incorrectly or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to order all the parts again.

If you don’t have the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of making31 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 savvy choice for your Fort Myers house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you purchase shutters from may not have the selection you’re interested in. In addition, they may not aid you in determining the best shutters for a particular room. Plantation shutters that work in the bedroom 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 assist you in selecting the right shutters with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutter products: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

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 carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big for the window. 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 may lead to shutters that don’t open and close properly. You could also mount the shutter where the louvers cannot move easily.

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing computer software and relying on more than 40 of experience, we make your indoor shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our experts have seen every window type. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We’ll make sure to mount the right plantation shutters 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 wear and tear on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If your DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, there’s a possibility 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 project by hiring specialists to install your plantation shutters in Fort Myers, FL. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists take care of each detail of the mounting process so that your interior shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function effortlessly. You don’t have to tell 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 the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up fast. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this project. Can you afford 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 a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers. We’ll come out to your house and guide you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that complement your color scheme. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows precisely so we can craft 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!

Contact us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!