Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Solution For Your Tampa Home?

Eric Ramsey

DIY plantation shutters for your Tampa home is potentially a smart plan at the outset. 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 are more than a hundred ways to commit vital missteps when mounting plantation shutters. You could measure the window improperly or damage something while installing the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to buy all the parts again.

If you don’t have the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of committing a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good idea for your Tampa house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from is doubtful to have the selection you’re interested in. In addition, they may not aid you in determining the best shutters for a certain room. The shutters that work in the living room may not be good candidates for 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 with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these premium shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

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 could even be special shapes, such as triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most vendors and online stores only carry plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They don’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might result in shutters that you cannot open and close as they should. You could also set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t give the louvers space to move easily.

Our professionals note the dimensions of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit seamlessly. Then, taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on more than 40 of experience, we craft your plantation shutters to complement your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you don’t leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our specialists have seen every type of window out there. They’ve set up shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We install the right shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every angle matters when mounting plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problems can result in abnormal depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this could result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring a team of professionals to set up your plantation shutters in Tampa, FL. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Tampa, offer a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for decades. Our specialists take care of each and every detail of the mounting process to ensure that your window shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same level of attention we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the actual shutters. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Can you handle the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Tampa, FL Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Tampa, it’s a a job for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Tampa. We’ll drive out to your residence and guide you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that complement your taste. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can craft your interior shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Let us stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we’re done!

Contact us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!