Experts Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Nashville, TN

Stefano Diotaiuti

Day in and day out, we get asked questions about how to install shutters in Nashville. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters install shutters on a crank-operated window? Does a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve encountered all of these questions before and more. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how the window operates, your house’s security system, or the shape of the window. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Nashville, and how our specialists handle them.

1. How Does The Shape Of The Window Affect Shutter Installation?

Windows in your house may come in all shapes and sizes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Nashville, TN

Our experts measure your window’s dimensions, noting every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Next, we input the dimensions into advanced software to create a shutter template that precisely matches your window. Now, the edges of the shutter frame mimic your window’s shape. And once they’re mounted, your shutter louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. It’s true. You won’t be left with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on any window won’t affect how the window operates. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide commonly have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our experts take into consideration the clearance available 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 design and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

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

Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the type of detector you have in that space.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely 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 triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is set up on a wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. An unwanted visitor will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our professionals have mounted shutters with all kinds of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Nashville should never come at the cost of the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

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Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Nashville, TN. And we offer the best assortment of new shutters. Contact us at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!