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Experts Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Southern California

January 27, 2016

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Southern CA gets questions about how to install shutters in Southern California. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters put up shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system impact how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard these concerns before and more. And I‘m here to tell you that when fulfilled by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how your window functions, your house’s security system, or the window’s shape. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Southern California, and how our specialists handle them.

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

Windows in your house may 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 professionals measure your window’s width and height, noting every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we enter the measurements into proprietary software to make a shutter template that precisely matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges follow the curve of your window. And when they’re installed, the shutter louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

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

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window opens. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed 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 determine the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals account for the existing window casing’s size, how much clearance there is above and below the window, the shape of the window, and the window opening’s depth. And, we create and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

Your security system effectively protects you from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, think about the sort of sensor you have in that area.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is installed on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This sort of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the environment. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Southern California should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Southern California

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Southern California. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!