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

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

Every day, we get asked questions about how to install shutters in Fort Myers. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions mount shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

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

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

Your windows may come in all shapes and sizes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Fort Myers, FL

Our specialists measure your window’s dimensions, noting each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the measurements into proprietary software to generate a shutter template that precisely matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they are installed, your louvers can be moved across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on your 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 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 applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted 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 determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals account for the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, the existing window casing’s size, and how much clearance there is above and below the window. And, we fashion 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 does a great job of protecting you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, consider the kind of monitoring device you have in that space.

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 will create an obstruction to 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!