Shutters in a dining room

Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Plan For Your Denver House?

January 20, 2016

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.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical blunders when mounting plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or bust 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 experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. 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 is unlikely to have the types of products you’re interested in. Also, they may not aid you in determining which shutters are the best fit for a specific room. The shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And keep in mind that 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 plantation shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US).

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 carry 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 a uniquely shaped window might result in shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You might set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t allow the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and every corner in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing computer software and technology and relying on 40+ years of experience in the window shutter industry, we build your plantation shutters to fit your uniquely shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you forget to leave enough room between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen every type of window out there. They’ve mounted plantation shutters on double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows - you name it! We take care 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 is key when setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. 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 irregular wear and tear 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 a team of professionals to install your plantation shutters in Denver, Colorado. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Denver, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists attend to every detail of the installation process to ensure that your interior shutters look perfectly finished 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 additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up fast. And we haven’t even mentioned the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you handle 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 project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Denver. We’ll drive out to your residence and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your style. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can build your shutters to look and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

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