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Experts Answer Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Austin, TX

January 27, 2016

Each day, my team gets questions on how to install shutters in Austin. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst put up shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve heard all of these questions before and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our experienced specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the window’s shape, how it operates, or your home’s security. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Austin, and how our specialists address them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may come in all shapes and sizes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each and every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Next, we input the specifications into exclusive software to create a template for the shutter that exactly matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges follow the curve of your window. And once they’re installed, the shutter louvers can be operational across the entire window - no matter 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 shine!

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

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

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely based on the way the window opens. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also determine the shutter frame type you pick.

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

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

Your security system is effective at protecting you from break-ins. When installing shutters on windows, find out the sort of sensor you have in that space.

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

If the motion detector is installed on the wall, shutters are not likely to set off the alarm either. This type of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the environment. An intruder will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have installed shutters with all sorts of different security systems. Installing shutters in Austin should never jeopardize your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Austin, TX

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Austin, TX. And we have the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!