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Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Philadelphia, PA

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, my team gets questions about how to install shutters in Philadelphia. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters set up shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard these concerns before. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the security of your home, the window’s shape, or how it functions. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Philadelphia, and how our specialists address them.

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

Windows in your house may a variety of sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the length and width of your window, noting each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we input the dimensions into advanced software to create a shutter template that exactly fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s shape. And when they’re 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 all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it depends on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted 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, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape also figure into the type of shutter frame you pick.

Our experts consider the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape. And, we fashion 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 and your family from break-ins. When installing shutters on windows, find out the sort of monitoring device you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of 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 unwanted visitor creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists 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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Got more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Philadelphia, PA. And we have 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!