Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Choice For Your New York City House?

Darren Zuckerman

DIY plantation shutters for your New York City home is potentially a smart choice at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to end up with serious mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window inaccurately or damage something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to order all the pieces all over again.

Without the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to make 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 solution for your New York City house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from is doubtful to have the selection you need. And, they may not assist you in figuring out which shutters are the best fit for a particular room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists help you choose the right products and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality plantation shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they could even be unique shapes, like octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only carry plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for mistakes in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window may lead to shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You might mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

Our professionals note the length and width of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and relying on 40+ years of experience in the window shutter industry, we fashion your interior shutters to match your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others have a crank. If you forget to leave enough room between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

Our experts have seen every type of window out there. They’ve installed plantation shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - and more! We set up the plantation shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece makes a difference when setting up plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you are stuck with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can cause irregular wear and tear on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this could cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring professionals to mount your plantation shutters in New York City, NY. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters New York, have a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our experts take care of every detail of the installation process so that your interior shutters are beautifully finished every time - and work effortlessly. You don’t have to tell us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your house with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutters themselves. But the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up fast. And we haven’t even mentioned the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Can you take on the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In New York City, NY Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in New York City, it’s a a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters New York. We’ll visit your home and walk you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that match your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows precisely so we can build your indoor shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Let us take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!