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Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In New York City, NY

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters New York gets asked questions on how to install shutters in New York. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions put up shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across these questions previously and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our seasoned specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how your window functions, the security of your home, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in New York, and how our experts handle them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows a variety of sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure your window’s width and length, noting each angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mirror the shape of your window. And when they are set up, your louvers can be operational across the window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on any window won’t affect how the window operates. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it‘s based on how the window functions. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is likely installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also figure into the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals account for the existing window casing’s size, the clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the window opening’s depth. And, we create and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Affect Shutter Installation?

Your security system effectively protects your family from thefts. When installing shutters, find out the kind of detector you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm either. This sort of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the environment. A trespasser obstructs the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all sorts of different security systems. Installing shutters in New York should never compromise your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In New York City, NY

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in New York City, NY. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Give us a call at 631-246-3930 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!