Every day, we get asked questions on how to install shutters in Kingsport. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst put up shutters on a window with a crank? How does 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 how the window operates, your home’s security, or the shape of the window. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Kingsport, and how our professionals handle them.
1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Affect Shutter Installation?
Your windows may a variety of shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows?
Our professionals measure the width and the height 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 exactly matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mirror your window’s shape. And once they’re installed, your louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters you can’t open. 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 won’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 functions. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually placed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape also figure into the type of shutter frame you pick.
Our specialists 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 mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.
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 type of sensor you have in that room.
If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t 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 emits 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 specialists 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
Got 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 variety of new shutters. Give us a call at 276-685-5343
or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!