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

January 27, 2016

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

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

Your windows may be different 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?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

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

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on any window won’t affect the way the window opens. 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.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window’s opening, it‘s based on how the window operates. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How much clearance there is above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the depth of the windowsill also figure into the shutter frame type you select.

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

3. How Does A Security System Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system does a great job of protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, consider the sort of detector 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 alarm is only set off 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 emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the environment. An unwanted visitor obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists have set up shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Phoenix should never come at the cost of your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

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Got 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 assortment of new shutters. Contact us at 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!