Specialists Address Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Colorado Springs, CO

Gary Harding

Day in and day out, we get questions about how to install shutters in Colorado Springs. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst install shutters on a window with a crank? How does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve come across all of these concerns previously. And I‘m here to tell you that when completed by our experienced professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with your home’s security, the window’s shape, or how it functions. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Colorado Springs, and how our specialists address them.

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

Windows in your house may a variety of sizes and shapes: rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, triangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (which are usually rectangular) on uniquely shaped windows?

Our Professionals Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Colorado Springs, CO

Our professionals measure the dimensions of your window, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the dimensions into exclusive software to generate a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges mirror the frame of your window. And when they’re installed, your shutter louvers can be moved across the window - no matter 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 pop!

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

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t affect how the window operates. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to 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 operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape also determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our experts consider the existing window casing’s size, the clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, and the window opening’s depth. And, we create and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

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

Your security system does a great job of protecting your family from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, consider the type of monitoring device you have in that space.

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

If the motion detector is mounted on the wall, shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the area. An intruder obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our experts have installed shutters with all kinds of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Colorado Springs should never come at the cost of 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 Colorado Springs, CO. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 303-625-6431 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!