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Experts Answer Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Detroit, MI

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, my team gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Detroit. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst put up shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard these questions before and much more. And I want you to know that when completed by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the 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 Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may be different sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the length and width of your window, noting each and every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Next, we input the dimensions into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow the shape of your window. 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 pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window won’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 the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select.

Our experts account for the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, 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 your window’s specifications.

3. Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

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

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t 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 set up 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 sense if there is a disturbance to the environment. A burglar will create an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have installed shutters with all types of security systems. Installing shutters in Detroit should never jeopardize the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

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!