Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Raleigh, NC01/27/2016Blake Jarman Every day, my team gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Raleigh. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system affect the shutter installation process? I’ve heard these concerns previously and much more. And I want you to know that when done by our seasoned experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the security of your home, the shape of the window, or how it operates. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Raleigh, and how our specialists handle them. 1. How Does A Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation? Windows in your house may be different shapes and sizes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows? Our professionals measure the length and width of your window, noting each arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to create a shutter template that accurately fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mirror the curve of your window. And when they’re set up, the shutter louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. It’s true. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop! 2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Impact The Shutter Installation Process? Installing shutters on any window won’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the window in your home. Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the type of shutter frame you choose. Our specialists account for the window opening’s depth, the size of the existing window casing, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we fashion and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications. 3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process? Your security system effectively protects your house from thefts. When installing shutters on windows, find out the type of monitoring device you have in that room. If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not obstruct with 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 sensor is set up on a wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This type of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. A burglar creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t. Our professionals have mounted shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Raleigh should never come at the cost of your family’s security. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Raleigh, NC Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Raleigh, NC. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Give us a call at 919-887-9198 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!