Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Phoenix, AZ

Greg Arnett

Every day, we get questions on how to install shutters in Phoenix. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters mount shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve encountered all of these questions previously and more. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our seasoned experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your house’s security system, the shape of the window, or how it functions. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Phoenix, and how our experts handle them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all sizes and shapes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. The question is how to install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on specialty shaped windows?

Our Team Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Phoenix, AZ

Our experts measure your window’s width and length, noting every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we enter the dimensions into advanced software to generate a template for the shutter that precisely fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they’ve been set up, your louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

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

Where the shutter frame is mounted (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the shutter frame type you pick.

Our experts account for the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

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

Your security system is effective at protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, consider the sort of sensor you have in that room.

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

If the motion sensor is set up on a wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the environment. An intruder obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

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

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Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Phoenix, AZ. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!