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

Tyler Jorgensen

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

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

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

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

Our Team Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Austin, TX

Our professionals measure the width and the length of your window, taking note of each arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we input the measurements into advanced software to make a template for the shutter that exactly matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges follow your window’s frame. And once they’ve been installed, your 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 accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on a window doesn’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-made to the specific type of window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it‘s based on the way the window functions. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But 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 figure into the shutter frame type you select.

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 thefts. When installing shutters on windows, find out the sort of detector you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The alarm is only triggered 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 transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the environment. An unwanted visitor will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have mounted shutters with all types 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 carry 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!