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

Eric Ramsey

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters Tampa gets 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? How does a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

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

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

Windows in your house 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?

Our Specialists Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Tampa, FL

Our experts measure your window’s dimensions, noting each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we input the specifications into advanced software to create a shutter template that accurately fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame follow your window’s frame. And once they’re mounted, the shutter louvers can be tilted 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 Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant 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 the shutter frame installed 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 determine the type of shutter frame you choose.

Our specialists account for how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the window’s shape, 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 effectively protects you from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the kind of sensor you have in that space.

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 sort of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the surroundings. 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 come at the cost of 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 specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Tampa, FL. And we have 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!