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Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Fort Myers, FL

January 27, 2016

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

I’ve encountered all of these concerns previously. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s functionality, your home’s security, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Fort Myers, and how our specialists deal with them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Your windows may be different shapes and sizes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the height and width of your window, noting each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the specifications into proprietary software to generate a shutter template that precisely matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges follow the shape of your window. And once they are installed, your louvers can be moved across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on your window shouldn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely based on how the window functions. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and how deep the windowsill is also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals account for the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, and the size of the existing window casing. And, we design and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

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

Your security system is effective at protecting you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, consider the type of monitoring device you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters won’t set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion sensor is installed on a wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the room. An unwanted visitor obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have set up shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in Fort Myers should never jeopardize the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Fort Myers, FL

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Fort Myers, FL. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!