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

Dennis Rooney

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

I’ve come across these questions previously and much more. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the security of your home, the window’s shape, or its functionality. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in New York City, and how our specialists deal with them.

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

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

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In New York City, NY

Our specialists measure the length and width of your window, noting each and every 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 edges of the shutter frame mimic the shape of your window. And when they are mounted, your louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be stuck with 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 Shutter Installation?

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

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it‘s based on how the window opens. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted 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 set up 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 room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters won’t 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 are not likely to 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 will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all sorts of different security systems. Installing shutters in New York City 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!