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Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Seattle, Washington

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, we get asked questions about how to install shutters in Seattle. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system affect the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve come across these concerns previously and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our experienced experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the security of your home, the shape of the window, or how it functions. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Seattle, and how our specialists deal with them.

1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may a variety of sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure the width and the height of your window, taking note of each and every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we input the specifications into advanced software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. This way, the shutter frame edges follow your window’s curve. And once they’ve been mounted, the louvers can be moved across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t impact the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be placed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the shutter frame type you select.

Our specialists consider the clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, the window opening’s depth, and the existing window casing’s size. And, we design and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system is effective at protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters, consider the sort of detector you have in that area.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion detector is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This type of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. An unwanted visitor obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists have installed shutters with all sorts of security systems. Installing shutters in Seattle should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Seattle, Washington

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Seattle, Washington. And we have the best variety of new shutters. Give us a call at 360-464-2277 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!