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Experts Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Tampa, FL

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, we get questions about how to install shutters in Tampa. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters mount shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve come across these questions before. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, its functionality, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Tampa, and how our professionals deal with them.

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Your windows may a variety of sizes and shapes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the width and the length of your window, noting each corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we input the measurements into advanced software to create a shutter template that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame edges follow your window’s shape. And once they’re set up, your louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window doesn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the window in your home.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it depends on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide commonly have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and the clearance available above and below the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you choose.

Our specialists 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 window’s shape. Then, we fashion and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

Your security system effectively protects you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, find out the type of detector you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion detector is mounted on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the area. A burglar will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have set up shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Tampa should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Tampa, FL

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Tampa, FL. And we carry the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 813-580-7288 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!