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Experts Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Fort Lauderdale, FL

January 27, 2016

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale gets asked questions on how to install shutters in Fort Lauderdale. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve come across all of these questions before and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our experienced experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s shape, its functionality, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Fort Lauderdale, and how our specialists address them.

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

Your windows may be different sizes and shapes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on uniquely shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to create a template for the shutter that precisely matches your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame follow the frame of your window. And when they’re mounted, your louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on your window won’t affect the window operation. 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.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it depends on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely mounted on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How much clearance there is above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the depth of the windowsill also determine the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals take into consideration the shape of the window, the window opening’s depth, the size of the existing window casing, and how much clearance there is above and below the window. Then, we make and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Affect Shutter Installation?

Your security system does a great job of protecting you and your family from break-ins. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the sort of monitoring device you have in that area.

If the motion sensor 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 aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The only way the alarm is set off is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion sensor is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the area. A trespasser obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have set up shutters with all types of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Fort Lauderdale should never jeopardize your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Fort Lauderdale, FL. And we have the best selection of new shutters. Give us a call at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!