Experts Address Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Detroit, MI

Steve Hill

Day in and day out, my team gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Detroit. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters put up shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across these questions before. And I want you to know that when completed by our seasoned experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s shape, how it functions, or the security of your home. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Detroit, and how our professionals handle them.

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

Your windows may be different sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on uniquely shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Detroit, MI

Our specialists measure your window’s dimensions, noting every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we input the dimensions into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they’ve been mounted, your shutter louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. 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 Window’s Operation Affect Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window doesn’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it‘s based on the way the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually placed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select.

Our experts account for the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we fashion and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

Your security system is effective at protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the kind of detector you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion detector is installed on a wall, shutters are not likely to trigger the alarm either. This kind of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the environment. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have installed shutters with all sorts of security systems. Installing shutters in Detroit should never jeopardize the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Detroit, MI

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Detroit, MI. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 248-429-9294 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!