Experts Take On Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Minneapolis, MN

George Christ

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Minneapolis. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst put up shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve heard these concerns before and more. And I want you to know that when fulfilled by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your house’s security system, the shape of the window, or how it functions. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Minneapolis, and how our experts handle them.

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

Windows be different shapes and sizes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Minneapolis, MN

Our specialists measure the height and width of your window, noting each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we enter the measurements into exclusive software to make a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame mirror the shape of your window. And when they’re mounted, your shutter louvers can be moved across the window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on a window won’t affect the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it depends on the way the window opens. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How much clearance there is above and below the window, the shape of the window, and how deep the windowsill is also factor into the shutter frame type you pick.

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

3. How Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system effectively protects your family from burglaries. When installing shutters, consider the kind of sensor you have in that space.

If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion sensor is set up on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the surroundings. A trespasser creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have installed shutters with all types of different security systems. Installing shutters in Minneapolis should never jeopardize your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Minneapolis, MN

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Minneapolis, MN. And we carry the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!