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

January 27, 2016

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

I’ve come across 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 the shape of the window, its functionality, or your home’s security. 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 odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

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

2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window won’t affect the window operation. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the window in your home.

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 would be installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide commonly have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The window’s shape, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window 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 design and install your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

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

If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely 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 triggered 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 area. A trespasser obstructs the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all sorts 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 experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Minneapolis, MN. And we carry the best assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 952-856-8130 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!