Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Cincinnati, OH

Lisa Renee Nieberding

Each day, we get asked questions about how to install shutters in Cincinnati. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst put up shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system affect the shutter installation process?

I’ve encountered these questions before and more. And I want you to know that when done by our seasoned experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, how it functions, or the security of your home. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Cincinnati, and how our professionals address them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all shapes and sizes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Cincinnati, OH

Our specialists measure your window’s length and width, taking note of each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Then, we input the specifications into advanced software to generate a template for the shutter that accurately matches your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s curve. And once they’ve been mounted, your louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on any window doesn’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is mounted (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window opens. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame is usually mounted on the outside. The same applies 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 shape of the window, how deep the windowsill is, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also figure into the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals consider the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Impact Shutter Installation?

Your security system does a great job of protecting you and your family from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, think about the sort of detector you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters won’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion detector is installed on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the environment. An intruder creates an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have set up shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Cincinnati should never jeopardize the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

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Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Cincinnati, OH. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Give us a call at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!