Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Solution For Your Kingsport House?

Jacob Hayes

DIY plantation shutters for your Kingsport house is potentially a savvy choice initially. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to make critical mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or damage something while installing the shutters. The shutters will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you have to order all the pieces again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good solution for your Kingsport residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is doubtful to have the selection you‘re looking for. In addition, they may not assist you in figuring out 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 under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our experts help you pick the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you these premium plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they may even be different shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most online retailers and suppliers only offer plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for mistakes in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window could lead to shutters that you cannot open and close with ease. You could also install the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to tilt easily.

Our experts measure the length and width of your window - and each corner in between. This makes sure that your uniquely shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and technology and relying on more than 35 of experience, we craft your interior shutters to fit your odd shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others use a crank. If you do not leave enough clearance between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our specialists have seen all the types of windows you can imagine. They’ve mounted shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We set up the interior shutters you need in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece makes a difference when installing plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for 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 issues can result in irregular depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this project by hiring a team of experts to set up your plantation shutters in Kingsport, TN. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Kingsport, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 35 years. Our experts take care of each and every detail of the installation process to make sure that your indoor shutters look perfectly finished every time - and operate effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same care 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. But the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up quickly. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you afford the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Kingsport, TN Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Kingsport, it’s a a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Kingsport. We’ll visit your house and walk you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that match your style. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can craft your indoor shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. Let us take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Call us at 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!