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Experts Address Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Miami, FL

January 27, 2016

Every day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Miami gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Miami. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst set up shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve heard these concerns before and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our seasoned professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s functionality, your home’s security, or your window’s shape. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Miami, and how our specialists handle them.

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

Windows come in all shapes and sizes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our specialists measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we enter the specifications into exclusive software to create a template for the shutter that accurately matches your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mimic your window’s frame. And when they’re mounted, your louvers can be operational across the window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it‘s based on the way the window functions. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide usually have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also figure into the shutter frame type you choose.

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

3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system is effective at protecting you and your family from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the type of monitoring device you have in that space.

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

If the motion sensor is set up on a wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This kind of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the room. An unwanted visitor will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have installed shutters with all sorts of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Miami should never compromise your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Miami, FL

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Miami, FL. And we have the best assortment of new shutters. Call us at 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!