Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Choice For Your Denver House?

Gary Harding

DIY plantation shutters for your Denver home is potentially a smart solution at first. You buy the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical blunders when setting up plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or break something while setting up the shutters. The product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you have to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of ending up with a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your Denver house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from may not have the types of products you’re interested in. Also, they may not aid you in deciding which shutters are the best fit for a specific room. The shutters that work in the dining room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our experts assist you in choosing the right products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We carry these quality shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

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

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

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might result in shutters that don’t open and close properly. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to move easily.

Our professionals measure the width and length of your window - and every corner in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped indoor shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing computer technology and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we build your plantation shutters to fit your odd shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you do not leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our specialists have seen every type of window you can imagine. They’ve set up plantation shutters on windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows - you name it! We’ll make sure to set up the interior shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each angle, each piece, each one eighth inch makes a difference when mounting plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you are stuck with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can cause unusual damage on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this might result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring experts to install your plantation shutters in Denver, Colorado. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Denver, offer a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists take care of every detail of the installation process to ensure that your plantation shutters are stunning every time - and function effortlessly. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same 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 quickly. And that doesn’t even include the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you afford the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Denver, Colorado Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Denver, it’s a a job for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Denver. We’ll drive out to your residence and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your style. And we’ll measure your windows so we can build your indoor shutters to look and function beautifully. Let us take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Call us at 720-538-0182 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!