Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Choice For Your Minneapolis Home?

George Christ

DIY plantation shutters for your Minneapolis home is potentially a savvy choice at first. You get the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But the biggest issue is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to make vital mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You could measure the window incorrectly or destroy something while setting up the shutters. The product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to order all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re at a greater risk of committing a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your Minneapolis home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you buy shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you need. In addition, they may not assist you in figuring out the best shutters for a particular room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

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

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they might even be different shapes, like octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

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

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might result in shutters that don’t open and close with ease. There’s a chance you could mount the shutter where the louvers cannot move easily.

Our experts take the measurements of your window - and each corner in between. This ensures that your odd shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on over three decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we craft your indoor shutters to fit your uniquely shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our specialists have seen every window type out there. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We install the right shutters in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every angle matters when mounting plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problem points can cause unusual wear and tear on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from weight and usage. And this might cause the shutters to break.

Minimize the stress that goes into this project by hiring a team of experts to install your plantation shutters in Minneapolis, MN. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis, offer a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 35+ years. Our professionals are aware of each detail of the installation process to ensure that your interior shutters are beautifully finished every time - and operate effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to watch for that fancy vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the actual shutters. But the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up fast. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you afford the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Minneapolis, MN Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Minneapolis, it’s a a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis. We’ll drive out to your residence and explain the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your decor. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows precisely so we can fashion your shutters to look stunning and operate 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 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!