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

Holly Perron

DIY plantation shutters for your New Brunswick home might seem like a smart plan initially. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest problem is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to commit serious errors when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window inaccurately or bust something while installing 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. 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 savvy choice for your New Brunswick residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you purchase shutters from may not have the selection you‘re looking for. Also, they may not help you in deciding the best shutters for a particular room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our specialists help you pick the right shutter products and the right options with the right frame so they last a lifetime. We offer you these premium shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue 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 rectangular windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood 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 even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might lead to shutters that you cannot open and close with ease. You could also set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t allow the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals note the dimensions of your window - and all the angles in between. This makes sure that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on over three decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your interior shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others use a crank. If you do not leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

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

4. Attention To Detail

Each piece, each one eighth inch, each angle is essential when mounting plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that 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 the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may result in the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring professionals to set up 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 to ensure that your window shutters are stunning every time - and function effortlessly. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your residence 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 we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Can you afford the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In New Brunswick, NJ Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in New Brunswick, it’s a a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick. We’ll drive out to your home 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 elegant your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

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