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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Idea For Your Las Vegas Home?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Las Vegas residence may seem like a smart plan at first. You buy the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there’s 100 ways to make critical mistakes when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window improperly or bust something while mounting the shutters. The product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy choice for your Las Vegas home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from is doubtful to have the types of products you’re interested in. In addition, they might not aid you in deciding the best shutters for a certain room. Plantation shutters that work in the bedroom may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And don’t forget: not all interior shutters fit all windows.

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

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be unique shapes, like arched, circle, octagon, and triangle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only offer plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for mistakes in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where mistakes are made the most with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might lead to shutters that don’t open and close properly. You could also set up the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our specialists note the length and width of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we craft your plantation shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you do not leave enough room between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be stuck with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our specialists have seen every window type. They’ve set up plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We’ll make sure to install the right shutters in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each angle, each piece, each one eighth inch is pivotal when setting up plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, you are stuck with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can lead to abnormal wear and tear on shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not installed squarely, it’s possible that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this might cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this undertaking by hiring a team of experts to mount your plantation shutters in Las Vegas, NV. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our professionals are aware of every detail of the installation process so that your window shutters look perfectly finished every time - and function effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same level of attention we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutter product only. But 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 stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you afford the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Las Vegas, NV Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Las Vegas, it’s a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas. We’ll drive out to your house and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that match your decor. And we’ll note the dimensions of your windows precisely so we can craft your plantation shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call us at 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!