Specialists Address Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Cleveland, Ohio01/27/2016Nate Gromen Every day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Cleveland gets questions on how to install shutters in Cleveland. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions set up shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system affect the way the shutters are mounted? I’ve come across these concerns previously. And I want you to know that when completed by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s functionality, your house’s security system, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Cleveland, and how our specialists deal with them. 1. How Does A Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation? Windows come in all shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows? Our specialists measure the dimensions of your window, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the specifications into advanced software to make a shutter template that precisely fits your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame mimic the curve of your window. And when they’re set up, your louvers can be moved across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine! 2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect Shutter Installation? Installing shutters on a window doesn’t impact how the window operates. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the specific type of window in your home. Where the shutter frame is installed (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select. Our experts account for the window opening’s depth, the size of the existing window casing, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we fashion and mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications. 3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process? Your security system does a great job of protecting you and your family from thefts. When installing shutters on windows, consider the kind of detector you have in that area. If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken. If the motion detector is set up on a wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This type of detector radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the area. A trespasser will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t. Our professionals have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Cleveland should never compromise the security of your family. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Cleveland, Ohio Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Cleveland, Ohio. And we carry the best assortment of new shutters. Contact us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!