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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Solution For Your Raleigh House?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Raleigh house is potentially a good idea at first. You buy the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But the biggest issue is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to commit serious mistakes when mounting plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window inaccurately or destroy something while mounting 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 experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of making31 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 solution for your Raleigh home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from is unlikely to have the types of products you’re interested in. And, they might not assist you in determining what works best for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts help you select the right products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality plantation 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 different shapes, like octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

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

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window could result in shutters that you cannot open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could set up the shutter where the louvers cannot move easily.

Our specialists note the width and length of your window - and every angle in between. This guarantees that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit seamlessly. Then, using computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we build your plantation shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you forget to leave enough room between the window and the shutter panels when setting up 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 out there. They’ve mounted plantation shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We take care to install the indoor shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every one eighth inch, every angle, every piece is pivotal when installing 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 big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problem points can lead to 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, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this might cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring specialists to install your plantation shutters in Raleigh, NC. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Raleigh, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our professionals take care of each detail of the installation process to make sure that your plantation shutters look perfectly finished every time - and operate readily. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that fancy vase). We treat your home with the same level of care we show 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 materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up quickly. And that doesn’t even include the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you handle the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Raleigh, NC Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Raleigh, it’s a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Raleigh. We’ll come out to your home and walk you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with your decor. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can fashion your indoor shutters to look stunning and operate 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 barely had to lift a finger.)

Contact us at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!