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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Idea For Your New Brunswick House?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your New Brunswick home might seem like a smart idea initially. 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’s 100 ways to commit vital errors when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window inaccurately or break something while setting up the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to purchase all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to make a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your New Brunswick house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you’re interested in. Also, they may not help you in deciding the best shutters for a particular room. Plantation shutters that work in the dining room may not be suitable for 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 selecting the right shutter products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these quality plantation shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they might even be odd shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most suppliers and online retailers only offer plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do offer them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big. This is where most mistakes are made 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 with ease. You could also mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals note the dimensions of your window - and each angle in between. This makes sure that your specialty shaped indoor shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we craft your indoor shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others use a crank. If you forget to leave enough room between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen the spectrum of window types you can imagine. They’ve installed plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We mount the plantation shutters you need in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece is pivotal when mounting plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, the window shutters will have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problem points can cause irregular depreciation of the shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If your DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may lead to the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring a team of experts to mount your plantation shutters in New Brunswick, NJ. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick, offer a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for decades. Our specialists attend to each detail of the installation process so that your window shutters look perfectly finished every time - and operate readily. You don’t have to tell us to watch for that fancy vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). That’s because we treat your house with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the actual shutters. However, the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up faster than you think. And that doesn’t even include the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you handle the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In New Brunswick, NJ Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in New Brunswick, it’s a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. We’ll visit your house and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that complement your style. And we’ll measure your windows so we can craft your indoor shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. We’ll take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

Call 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!