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Specialists Address Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In St. George, UT

January 27, 2016

Each day, my team gets asked questions on how to install shutters in St. George. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst install shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve come across all of these questions previously and much more. And I want you to know that when done by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how the window operates, your home’s security, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in St. George, and how our experts deal with them.

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

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

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s length and width, taking note of every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we enter the measurements into proprietary software to make a shutter template that accurately matches your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame mimic your window’s shape. And once they’re mounted, your louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

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

Installing shutters on a window doesn’t affect the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the specific type of window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it depends on how the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed 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 choose.

Our experts consider the existing window casing’s size, the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, and the depth of the window opening. And, we create and mount 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 your family from burglaries. When installing shutters, find out the type of detector you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This kind of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the environment. A trespasser will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have mounted shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in St. George should never come at the cost of the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In St. George, UT

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in St. George, UT. And we carry the best variety of new shutters. Call us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!