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

David White

DIY plantation shutters for your Miami house may seem like a savvy idea at first. You get the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to commit vital mistakes when installing plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window improperly or damage something while installing the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to purchase all the pieces all over again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart solution for your Miami residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from may not have the products you’re interested in. And, they may not help you in figuring out what works best for a particular room. Interior shutters that work in the bedroom may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists help you pick the right shutters with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you these top rated plantation shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they may even be different shapes, such as octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

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 carry them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

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

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, using advanced computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your interior shutters to complement your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others tilt in or slide. 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 crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

Our experts have seen every type of window. 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 right shutters in the louver size you need to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every angle is key when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These issues can cause unusual wear and tear 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 result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring a team of specialists to install your plantation shutters in Miami, FL. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Miami, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been mounting 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 readily. 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

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up fast. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Are you ready for the actual 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 a job for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Miami. We’ll come out to your home and walk you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that match your style. And we’ll measure your windows so we can build your shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we leave!

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