Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Plan For Your Southern California Home?

Kimball Jones

DIY plantation shutters for your Southern California residence may seem like a good idea at the outset. 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’s 100 ways to make vital errors when mounting plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window incorrectly or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you end up having to order all the pieces all over 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 Southern California residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from is unlikely to have the products you’re interested in. Also, they may not aid you in figuring out the best shutters for a certain room. Interior shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutters fit all windows.

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

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they might even be special shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most vendors and online stores only offer plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a great chance for errors in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window might result in shutters that don’t open and close with ease. You could also install the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our experts note the length and width of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your odd shaped indoor shutters fit flawlessly. Then, using advanced computer software and relying on 40+ years of experience in the window shutter industry, we make your plantation shutters to fit your uniquely shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you do not leave enough clearance between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen every type of window out there. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We’ll make sure to set up the right plantation shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every angle, every piece, every one eighth inch is pivotal 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 limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These issues can lead to unusual damage on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this could result in the shutters breaking.

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring a team of professionals to install your plantation shutters in Southern California. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Southern CA, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for decades. Our specialists take care of each and every detail of the installation process so that your interior shutters look perfectly finished every time - and function readily. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the actual shutters. But the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up fast. And that doesn’t even include the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Are you ready for the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Southern California Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Southern California, it’s a a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Southern CA. We’ll visit your residence and walk you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your decor. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can craft your indoor shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!