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Specialists Answer Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Cleveland, Ohio

January 27, 2016

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Cleveland gets questions on how to install shutters in Cleveland. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? 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 heard these concerns previously. And I want you to know that when fulfilled by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your house’s security system, the shape of the window, or how it functions. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Cleveland, and how our experts deal with them.

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

Windows come in all shapes and sizes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. The question is how to install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure the height and width of your window, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the measurements into advanced software to make a shutter template that precisely fits your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mirror the curve of your window. And when they’ve been set up, the shutter louvers can be moved across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s 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 Window’s Operation Affect Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window doesn’t impact the way the window opens. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt 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 set up (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on the way the window functions. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also factor into the shutter frame type you select.

Our experts account for how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the window’s shape, the window opening’s depth, and the existing window casing’s size. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

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

Your security system does a great job of protecting you and your family from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, think about 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 are not likely to 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 surroundings. 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 come at the cost of 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 have 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!