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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Plan For Your Cincinnati Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Cincinnati house is potentially a smart plan initially. You purchase the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But the biggest problem is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to commit critical missteps when installing plantation shutters. You could measure the window improperly or destroy something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the parts all over again.

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of making31 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 good choice for your Cincinnati residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you need. And, they might not assist you in determining which shutters are the best fit for a certain room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts help you select the right shutter products and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium plantation shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

Not all your windows are the same size. And they might even be special shapes, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

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

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window may result in shutters that can’t be opened and closed as they should. There’s a chance you could set up the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your uniquely shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing advanced computer technology and relying on 40+ years of experience, we fashion your plantation shutters to match your uniquely shaped windows perfectly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows slide or tilt in. Others have a crank. If you forget to leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when mounting your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a crank that is not accessible and a window that won’t tilt in.

Our experts have seen all the types of windows. They’ve mounted plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to mount the indoor shutters you need in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each piece, each one eighth inch, each angle makes a difference when setting up plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you are stuck with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problem points can lead to irregular depreciation of the shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from weight and usage. And this may lead to the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring a team of specialists to set up your plantation shutters in Cincinnati, OH. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals take care of each and every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your indoor shutters are beautifully finished every time - and function without a hitch. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that fancy vase). That’s because we treat your residence with the same level of care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the actual shutters. However, the costs of the tools needed, additional shutter parts, and materials to apply the finishing touches add up quickly. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this project. Can you take on the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Cincinnati, OH Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Cincinnati, it’s an undertaking for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati. We’ll visit your home and guide you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your taste. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can build your shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!