Shutters in a dining room

Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Solution For Your Kingsport Residence?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Kingsport residence may seem like a savvy choice at the outset. You get the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to make critical mistakes when mounting plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window inaccurately 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 end up with a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good solution for your Kingsport house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you purchase shutters from is doubtful to have the selection you’re interested in. And, they may not assist you in figuring out what works best for a specific room. Plantation shutters that work in the bedroom may not work in 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 select the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they may even be different shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most online retailers and suppliers only offer plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for errors in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t accurate, 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 take the measurements of your window - and all the angles in between. This makes sure that your odd shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer technology and relying on over four decades of experience, we craft your indoor 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 left 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 set up 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 piece, each one eighth inch, each angle is key 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 limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problem points can lead to 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 could lead to the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring professionals to set up your plantation shutters in Kingsport, TN. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Kingsport, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our specialists attend to each detail of the installation process to make sure that your indoor shutters are stunning every time - and operate effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). We treat your residence with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. But the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up faster than you think. And that doesn’t even include 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 project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Kingsport. We’ll drive out to your home and walk you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with 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 stunning your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

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