Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters Denver gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Denver. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions mount shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system impact the shutter installation process?
I’ve encountered all of these concerns before. And I want to assure you that when fulfilled by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s functionality, your house’s security system, or your window’s shape. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Denver, and how our specialists address them.
1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Impact Shutter Installation?
Windows be different shapes and sizes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?
Our professionals measure the width and the length of your window, taking note of each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we enter the dimensions into proprietary software to generate a shutter template that exactly matches your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame mimic the shape of your window. And once they are set up, the louvers can be operational across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!
2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?
Installing shutters on a window doesn’t affect how the window operates. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the window in your home.
Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it‘s based on the way the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you pick.
Our specialists consider the size of the existing window casing, the clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the depth of the window opening. And, we create and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.
3. Does A Security System Impact Shutter Installation?
Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the type of monitoring device you have in that area.
If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.
If the motion detector is mounted on a wall, shutters are not likely to trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the room. An intruder obstructs the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The actual shutters won’t.
Our experts have set up shutters with all sorts of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Denver should never jeopardize the security of your family - and your peace of mind.
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