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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Idea For Your Miami House?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Miami residence is potentially a savvy plan at first. You get the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to end up with vital missteps when installing plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window improperly or damage something while installing the shutters. The shutters will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to buy all the pieces all over again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of committing a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy solution for your Miami residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you buy shutters from may not have the products you’re interested in. In addition, they may not help you in figuring out the best shutters for a particular room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts assist you in picking the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these top rated shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

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

Most vendors and online stores only carry plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for mistakes in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might result in shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You could also install the shutter where the louvers cannot tilt easily.

Our professionals measure the width and length of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing advanced computer technology and relying on more than 40 of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your indoor shutters to match your uniquely shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our specialists have seen every window type. They’ve installed shutters on double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows - you name it! We’ll make sure to mount the plantation shutters you need in the louver size you need to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every angle makes a difference when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, the window shutters will have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These issues can cause irregular damage on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may lead to the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring a team of specialists to install your plantation shutters in Miami, FL. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Miami, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals are aware of each and every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your window shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function effortlessly. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your home with the same level of attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up fast. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Are you ready for the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Miami, FL Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Miami, it’s a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Miami. We’ll come out to your house and walk you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that match your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can build your shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. We’ll take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Contact us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!