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

Kasey Udy

Every 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 Shutters set up shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve come across all of these questions previously. And I want you to know that when done by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, how it functions, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in St. George, and how our specialists handle them.

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

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

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In St. George, UT

Our professionals measure the dimensions of your window, taking note of every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we enter the measurements into proprietary software to make a shutter template that exactly matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mimic your window’s frame. And once they’ve been set up, the shutter louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be locked into 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-fit to the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on how the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same is the case 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 take into consideration 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 create and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

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 trigger the alarm or alter its performance. 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 specialists have installed shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in St. George should never compromise the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

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