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Specialists Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Houston, TX

January 27, 2016

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Houston gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Houston. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system affect the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve come across all of these concerns before. And I want you to know that when fulfilled by our seasoned professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the window’s shape, its functionality, or the security of your home. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Houston, and how our professionals deal with them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all shapes and sizes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. The question is how to install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on specialty shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the length and width of your window, taking note of every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Then, we enter the dimensions into advanced software to generate a shutter template that accurately matches your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame mimic the shape of your window. And once they’ve been mounted, your shutter louvers can be moved across the window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

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

Installing shutters on any window shouldn’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it depends 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. And windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also factor into the type of shutter frame you choose.

Our specialists consider how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

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

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

If the motion sensor is set up on a wall, shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the room. A burglar will create an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our experts have mounted shutters with all types of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Houston should never jeopardize the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Houston, TX

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Houston, TX. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 713-853-9629 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!