Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Jacksonville, FL

Kevin McCormack

Every day, we get questions about how to install shutters in Jacksonville. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst put up shutters on windows with a crank? Would a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve come across these concerns before. And I want to assure you that when completed by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your window’s shape, how it functions, or your home’s security. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Jacksonville, and how our experts deal with them.

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

Windows in your house may be different shapes and sizes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

Our Specialists Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Jacksonville, FL

Our professionals measure your window’s dimensions, noting every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Then, we enter the specifications into proprietary software to make a shutter template that precisely matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges follow the curve of your window. And when they’ve been installed, the shutter louvers can be operational across the entire window - regardless of its shape. That’s right. 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 Operates Affect Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on your window won’t impact the window operation. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window functions. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals account for the existing window casing’s size, how much clearance there is above and below the window, the shape of the window, and the window opening’s depth. And, we create and set up your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. How Does A Security System Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects you from burglaries. When installing shutters on your windows, think about the sort of sensor you have in that area.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters won’t trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not interfere with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is installed on the wall, shutters won’t trigger the alarm either. This kind of sensor radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a change in the environment. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, setting off an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in Jacksonville should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

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Got more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Jacksonville, FL. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 904-289-1663 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!