Shutters in a dining room

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

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your New York City home is potentially a smart choice at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But the biggest problem is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to commit serious mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window incorrectly or damage something while mounting the shutters. The shutters 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 at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart solution for your New York City residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

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

Our experts 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: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they could even be unique shapes, like octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only have plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for mistakes in measurement. If they do carry 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 a uniquely shaped window could lead to shutters that don’t open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

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

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our specialists have seen every window type out there. They’ve installed indoor shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - and more! We set up the right shutters 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. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you are stuck with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problems can cause unusual 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, it’s possible 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 a team of experts 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 specialists attend to every detail of the installation process to ensure that your plantation shutters are beautifully finished every time - and work readily. 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 quickly. 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 Specialist In New York City, NY Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in New York City, it’s a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters New York. We’ll visit your house and walk you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your style. And we’ll measure your windows accurately 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 elegant your plantation shutters look when we leave!

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