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Professionals Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Boise, ID

January 27, 2016

Every day, we get questions on how to install shutters in Boise. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst mount shutters on a window with a crank? How does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve heard all of these concerns before. And I‘m here to tell you that when fulfilled by our seasoned experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s shape, its functionality, or the security of your home. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Boise, and how our professionals deal with them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure your window’s dimensions, noting each and every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges mimic the shape of your window. And once they are set up, your shutter louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be left with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on your window won’t affect the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely based on the way the window opens. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely placed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide usually have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals consider the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, and the size of the existing window casing. And, we design and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, find out the sort of sensor you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is installed on the wall, shutters are not likely to set off the alarm either. This sort of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the room. A burglar will create an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The actual shutters won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all sorts of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Boise should never come at the cost of the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Boise, ID

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Boise, ID. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!