Experts Take On Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Southern California01/27/2016Kimball Jones Every day, my team gets questions about how to install shutters in Southern California. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst set up shutters on windows with a crank? Does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted? I’ve heard all of these questions previously. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled 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 Southern California, and how our experts handle them. 1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation? Windows in your house may be different shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows? Our experts measure the width and the height of your window, taking note of each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to make a shutter template that exactly matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s curve. And once they’ve been installed, the louvers can be moved across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into 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 Impact How The Shutters Are Installed? Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t impact the window operation. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the type of window you have. Where the shutter frame is installed (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely based on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide usually have the shutter frame mounted on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the type of shutter frame you select. Our experts take into consideration how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, and the existing window casing’s size. Then, we make and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications. 3. Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed? Your security system does a great job of protecting your family from break-ins. When installing shutters, consider the type of detector you have in that space. If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters do not obstruct with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken. If the motion detector is mounted on a wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This sort of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the environment. A trespasser creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t. Our experts have set up shutters with all sorts of security systems. Installing shutters in Southern California should never come at the cost of the security of your family - and your peace of mind. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Southern California Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Southern California. And we carry the best assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!