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

Collins Jones

DIY plantation shutters for your Dallas house may seem like a savvy 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 serious errors when installing plantation shutters. You might measure the window inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product 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. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Here are 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 selection you’re interested in. And, they may not help 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 interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts assist you in choosing the right shutters with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you 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 octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

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

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window could lead to shutters that you cannot open and close properly. You might mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

Our specialists take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This makes sure that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on over three decades of experience with window shutters, we build your indoor shutters to complement your odd shaped windows seamlessly.

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 left 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 mounted plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We set up the right window shutters in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece matters when installing plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problems can lead to unusual damage on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If your DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this may result in the shutters breaking.

Minimize the stress that goes into this home improvement project by hiring a team of experts to mount your plantation shutters in Dallas, TX. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Dallas, have a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 35 years. Our specialists are aware of every detail of the installation process to make sure that your window shutters look perfectly finished every time - and operate without a hitch. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). 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 faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you handle the actual 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 a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Dallas. We’ll visit your house and explain the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows accurately so we can craft 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!