Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Idea For Your Detroit Residence?

Steve Hill

DIY plantation shutters for your Detroit home might seem like a smart choice at the outset. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to commit serious missteps when setting up plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or bust something while installing the shutters. The shutters will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to purchase all the pieces all over again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to end up with a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good choice for your Detroit house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you’re interested in. And, they might not assist you in determining the best shutters for a particular room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our specialists assist you in choosing the right products and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) 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 special shapes, like triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most suppliers and online retailers only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t offer 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. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might lead to shutters that you cannot open and close properly. There’s a chance you could install the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and each corner in between. This guarantees that your odd shaped window shutters fit seamlessly. Then, using computer software and technology and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we make your interior shutters to match your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you don’t leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that won’t tilt in and a crank that is not accessible.

Our specialists have seen every type of window you can imagine. They’ve installed indoor shutters on double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows - and more! We’ll make sure to install the right indoor 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 makes a difference when setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problem points can cause abnormal wear and tear on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this could cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this home improvement project by hiring professionals to mount your plantation shutters in Detroit, MI. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Detroit, have a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our professionals take care of every detail of the installation process to make sure that your indoor shutters look perfectly finished every time - and function 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 home with the same level of attention 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 additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this project. Are you ready for the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Detroit, MI Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Detroit, it’s a a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Detroit. We’ll drive out to your house and guide you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that match your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows precisely so we can fashion your interior shutters to look and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

Contact us at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!