Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Choice For Your Nashville House?

Stefano Diotaiuti

DIY plantation shutters for your Nashville home may seem like a smart idea at the outset. You purchase the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there’s 100 ways to commit critical errors when installing plantation shutters. You could measure the window incorrectly or damage something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the pieces all over again.

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re more likely to commit 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 savvy choice for your Nashville house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you order shutters from may not have the products you need. In addition, they may not assist you in deciding what works best for a certain room. The shutters that work in the dining room may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our professionals help you choose the right products with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these top rated shutter products: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

Bedroom with blue paint and white plantation shutters

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

Most online stores and vendors only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do offer 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 special shaped window could lead to shutters that can’t be opened and closed as they should. There’s a chance you could install the shutter in a way that doesn’t allow the louvers to move easily.

Our professionals measure the width and length of your window - and every angle in between. This guarantees that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, taking advantage of state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience with window shutters, we make your plantation shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

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

4. Attention To Detail

Every one eighth inch, every angle, every piece matters when installing 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 big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problem points can cause irregular depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, too much pressure can build up from weight and usage. And this may cause the shutters to break.

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring a team of experts to install your plantation shutters in Nashville, TN. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Nashville, offer a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our experts are aware of every detail of the mounting process to make sure that your plantation shutters are beautifully finished every time - and work without a hitch. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your home with the same level of care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up faster than you think. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Are you ready for the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Nashville, TN Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Nashville, it’s a an undertaking for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Nashville. We’ll visit your home and walk you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows accurately so we can build your shutters to look and operate beautifully. We’ll take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!