Experts Address Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Kingsport, TN01/27/2016Jacob Hayes Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Kingsport gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Kingsport. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters put up shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system affect the way the shutters are mounted? I’ve encountered these concerns before and much more. And I want you to know that when completed by our seasoned specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the shape of the window, its functionality, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Kingsport, and how our professionals handle them. 1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation? Your windows may a variety of sizes and shapes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows? Our professionals measure the dimensions of your window, taking note of each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the specifications into advanced software to make a shutter template that accurately matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s shape. And once they’re installed, the shutter louvers can be operational across the window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine! 2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect The Shutter Installation Process? Installing shutters on any window doesn’t impact the window operation. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home. Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window’s opening, it depends on how the window opens. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame would be placed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and the clearance available above and below the window also determine the type of shutter frame you pick. Our experts account for the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, and the clearance available above and below the window. And, we make 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 you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, think about the kind of detector you have in that room. If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the glass is broken or the window is opened. If the motion sensor is set up on the wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This kind of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the room. A burglar will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t. Our experts have installed shutters with all kinds of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Kingsport should never jeopardize the security of your family - and your peace of mind. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Kingsport, TN Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Kingsport, TN. And we offer the best assortment of new shutters. Contact us at 276-378-7422 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!