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

Spencer Madsen

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 crank-operated window? How does a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard all of these concerns before and much more. And I want to assure you that when fulfilled by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with how your window functions, your home’s security, or your window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Boise, and how our professionals handle them.

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

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

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Boise, ID

Our experts measure your window’s width and length, noting each and every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to make a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s shape. And once they are mounted, your shutter louvers can be operational 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 accentuate the window’s shape!

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

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

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it depends on the way the window functions. 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 commonly have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals consider the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, the existing window casing’s size, and the clearance available above and below the window. And, we fashion 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 room.

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

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

Our specialists have mounted shutters with all types of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Boise should never compromise 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!