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Should You Put Up DIY Plantation Shutters In Dallas?

August 25, 2023

You love the idea of upgrading your living space with plantation shutters thanks to their perennial appeal, sturdiness, and first-rate light control. But should you attempt to save some cash by installing them yourself? While there are numerous projects you can easily do by yourself, DIY interior shutters is probably not one to try. Read about why turning to the experts is the better option in Dallas.

Mistakes When Buying DIY Plantation Shutters

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Just like there are various window types, there is a large range of interior shutters to pick from, all of differing levels of quality. Settling for the cheapest option can soon lead to regret when you have to replace them in a year or two. Passing up second-rate products is a vital consideration, but you'll also need to dodge these other frequently made errors when buying DIY interior shutters:

  • Choosing the incorrect material: Don’t use real wood or vinyl for spaces like kitchens and bathrooms that should really have moisture-resistant Polywood® shutters.
  • Putting in a shutter that impedes movement: You may be unable to open your window fully with ill-fitting shutters.
  • Buying the wrong product for a specialty application: DIY interior shutters can be cumbersome for out of the ordinary installations like uniquely shaped windows or French doors.

You might also find that vocabulary can vary between manufacturers. A professional installer will explain everything and make time to understand your project’s unique needs to get you the most appropriate window shutters.

Measuring Can Get Challenging For Dallas Plantation Shutter DIY Projects

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Exact measurements are vital to any home project’s success. If your shutter measurements are even a tad inaccurate, you will get unsightly gaps or a too-tight shutter. Either problem causes unprofessional-looking installations. Taking incorrect measurements is easier than you think, particularly if you’re working with bigger or specialty-shaped windows.

You also have to determine if your shutters will be outside- or inside-mounted and the style of shutter frame you prefer. Once you make those decisions, do you know how to take measurements for that style and what point to measure? Many variables are involved, as you may need to make sure that the frame style will work on your walls. A shutter designer can help, but an expert consultation can walk you through all your choices.

You Are Truly Alone With DIY Shutters

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Consider if there’s a problem when doing your DIY shutter installation. Most likely, you won't have warranty protection when doing the job yourself. Conversely, an expert install ensures your shutters won't deteriorate after a year or two. Hanging indoor shutters can also be heavy, awkward, and even risky; you won’t want to go through that process again.

Have Your Interior Shutters Installed By The Pros

Avoid the bother of DIY, and have your interior shutters done by the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Dallas. You will receive a precise fit and enjoy window treatments of the best quality that will last for as long as you're in the home. Let Sunburst do the work, and you can take it easy. Call 214-301-5066 today to request your free in-home consultation.