Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Idea For Your Phoenix Home?

Greg Arnett

DIY plantation shutters for your Phoenix residence may seem like a smart choice initially. You purchase the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to end up with critical blunders when setting up plantation shutters. You might measure the window improperly or bust something while installing the shutters. The shutters will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to purchase all the parts all over again.

Without the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart solution for your Phoenix residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from may not have the types of products you need. Also, they might not aid you in determining which shutters are the best fit for a certain room. Interior shutters that work in the bedroom may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutters fit all windows.

Our professionals help you pick the right products with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutter products: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be special shapes, like circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most vendors and online stores only have plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They don’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window may lead to shutters that you cannot open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our specialists note the measurements of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and technology and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we build your plantation shutters to fit your uniquely shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you do not leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

Our professionals have seen all the types of windows out there. They’ve installed shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - and more! We mount the right plantation shutters in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece matters when setting up plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problems can lead to irregular damage on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If your DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this may cause the shutters to break.

Minimize the stress that goes into this project by hiring a team of experts to set up your plantation shutters in Phoenix, AZ. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Phoenix, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our professionals take care of each detail of the installation process so that your window shutters are stunning every time - and operate effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same level of care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutters themselves. But the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up quickly. And that doesn’t even include the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Are you ready for the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Phoenix, AZ Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Phoenix, it’s a a job for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Phoenix. We’ll come out to your residence and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can craft your interior shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we leave!

Call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!