Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Plan For Your Cleveland House?

Nate Gromen

DIY plantation shutters for your Cleveland residence is potentially a savvy solution at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

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

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of ending up with 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 savvy choice for your Cleveland home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from may not have the types of products you need. Also, they might not aid you in figuring out what works best for a particular room. The shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our specialists assist you in choosing the right shutter products with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality shutter products: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they may even be special shapes, like octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

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

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might result in shutters that can’t be opened and closed as they should. There’s a chance you could install the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our experts note the dimensions of your window - and each angle in between. This guarantees that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we fashion your interior shutters to match your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our professionals have seen every type of window you can imagine. They’ve set up plantation shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We’ll make sure to mount the shutters you need in the right louver size so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each piece, each one eighth inch, each angle makes a difference when installing plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you end up with window shutters that have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These issues can lead to unusual wear and tear on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring a team of specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Cleveland, Ohio. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Cleveland, offer a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals are aware of every detail of the mounting process to ensure that your plantation shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function readily. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to watch for that valuable vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your home with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the shutter product only. But the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up faster than you think. And that doesn’t even include the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Can you handle the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Cleveland, Ohio Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Cleveland, it’s a a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Cleveland. We’ll visit your residence and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that complement your taste. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows so we can fashion your plantation shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!