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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Plan For Your Dallas Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Dallas house may seem like a smart choice at first. You get the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to make vital errors when installing plantation shutters. You might measure the window inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to order all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to make a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good choice for your Dallas house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from is doubtful to have the products you‘re looking for. And, they may not aid you in figuring out what works best for a particular room. Plantation shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And not all shutters fit all windows.

Our experts assist you in choosing the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these top rated plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be unique shapes, like arched, circle, octagon, and triangle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only offer plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for mistakes in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window could lead to shutters that can’t be opened and closed properly. There’s a chance you could set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to be adjusted easily.

Our experts measure the width and length of your window - and every angle in between. This guarantees that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of advanced computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we build your indoor shutters to match your odd shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you forget to leave enough clearance between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our professionals have seen the spectrum of window types you can imagine. They’ve set up plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We mount the right plantation shutters in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every one eighth inch, every angle, every piece matters when installing plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can lead to unusual damage on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this could result in the shutters breaking.

Minimize the stress that goes into this project by hiring a team of experts to set up your plantation shutters in Dallas, TX. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Dallas, have a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our experts are aware of every detail of the installation process to make sure that your window shutters are stunning every time - and function without a hitch. You don’t have to tell us to watch for that valuable vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). That’s because we treat your residence with the same level of care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutter product only. But the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up quickly. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this project. Can you afford the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Dallas, TX Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Dallas, it’s a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Dallas. We’ll visit your home and explain the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your style. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows precisely so we can fashion your plantation shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!