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Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Dallas, TX

January 27, 2016

Each day, we get questions on how to install shutters in Dallas. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst put up shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system affect the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve heard all of these questions previously and more. And I want you to know that when done by our seasoned specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the shape of the window, how it operates, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Dallas, and how our professionals deal with them.

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

Windows in your house may a variety of shapes and sizes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our specialists measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we enter the specifications into proprietary software to create a shutter template that exactly matches your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame follow the curve of your window. And when they’re installed, the louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be left with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on any window shouldn’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our specialists account for the size of the existing window casing, the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, and the depth of the window opening. And, we create and mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects you from burglaries. When installing shutters, find out the type of monitoring device you have in that space.

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

If the motion sensor is installed on a wall, shutters are not likely to trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the room. An unwanted visitor creates an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Dallas should never compromise your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Dallas, TX

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Dallas, TX. And we offer the best assortment of new shutters. Call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!