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Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Raleigh, NC

January 27, 2016

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Raleigh 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 set up shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across these concerns previously and much more. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how your window functions, your house’s security system, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Raleigh, and how our specialists deal with them.

1. How Does A Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may be different shapes and sizes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure the width and the height of your window, noting each angle, corner, arch, or curve. Next, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges mimic the curve of your window. And when they’ve been mounted, your louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. It’s true. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters you can’t open. 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 how the window operates. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it depends on how the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window 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 mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects your house from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the kind of monitoring device you have in that space.

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 area. A burglar obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our professionals have installed shutters with all types 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

Got more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists 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!