Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Choice For Your Jacksonville House?

Kevin McCormack

DIY plantation shutters for your Jacksonville residence may seem like a smart plan at the outset. You get the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest issue is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to end up with serious mistakes when setting up plantation shutters. You could measure the window incorrectly or bust something while installing the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to purchase all the parts again.

Without the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of ending up with 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 smart solution for your Jacksonville house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from is unlikely to have the products you‘re looking for. And, they may not assist you in figuring out what works best for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the dining room may not be suitable 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 select the right shutter products and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality 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

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

Most vendors and online stores only offer plantation shutters for rectangle shaped windows. They won’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for errors 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 most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

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

Our professionals take the measurements of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped plantation shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing computer technology and relying on 40+ years of experience with window shutters, we make your indoor shutters to match your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others slide or tilt in. If you don’t leave enough space between the window and the shutter panels when installing your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that won’t tilt in and a crank that is not accessible.

Our professionals have seen every window type you can imagine. They’ve installed plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We’ll make sure to mount the shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each angle, each piece, each one eighth inch is essential when setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you end up with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problems can result in abnormal depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this could cause the shutters to break.

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Jacksonville, FL. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville, have a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our experts attend to each and every detail of the mounting process to ensure that your interior shutters are beautifully finished every time - and operate effortlessly. You won’t even have to worry about telling us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that fancy vase). That’s because we treat your house with the same attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

When you first consider DIY plantation shutters, the main cost seems to be the shutter product only. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you handle the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Jacksonville, FL Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Jacksonville, it’s a an undertaking for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville. We’ll visit your house and walk you through the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your taste. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can build your plantation shutters to look stunning and open and close beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about 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 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!