Experts Take On Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Philadelphia, PA

Holly Perron

Day in and day out, we get questions about how to install shutters in Philadelphia. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters install shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve come across these concerns before and more. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the security of your home, the window’s shape, or how it operates. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Philadelphia, and how our experts address them.

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

Your windows may a variety of sizes and shapes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

Our Team Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Philadelphia, PA

Our experts measure your window’s width and height, noting each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we input the dimensions into advanced software to make a shutter template that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow the frame of your window. And when they’ve been mounted, the louvers can be moved across the window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be stuck 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 The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on any window doesn’t impact the way the window opens. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted 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 depth of the windowsill, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

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

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

Your security system effectively protects you from break-ins. When installing shutters on windows, find out the sort of monitoring device you have in that space.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. 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 detector is mounted on the wall, shutters are not likely to trigger 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 surroundings. An intruder creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our experts have set up shutters with all kinds of security systems. Installing shutters in Philadelphia should never jeopardize your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

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Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Philadelphia, PA. And we carry the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 215-874-4897 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!