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Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Good Solution For Your Honolulu Residence?

January 20, 2016

DIY plantation shutters for your Honolulu residence may seem like a savvy solution at the outset. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to commit serious missteps when setting up plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window incorrectly or damage something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you end up having to buy all the parts all over again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re at a greater risk of making31 a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good plan for your Honolulu home.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you buy shutters from is doubtful to have the selection you need. Also, they may not aid you in figuring out the best shutters for a particular room. The shutters that work in the bedroom may not work in the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists assist you in choosing the right shutters with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these premium shutters: 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, such as circle, octagon, triangle, and arched.

Most vendors and online stores only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for errors in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window may result in shutters that don’t open and close as they should. There’s a chance you could install the shutter where the louvers cannot tilt easily.

Our experts take the measurements of your window - and each angle in between. This makes sure that your uniquely shaped plantation shutters fit perfectly. Then, using state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience with window shutters, we build your indoor shutters to complement your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our experts have seen the spectrum of window types. They’ve installed plantation shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We’ll make sure to set up the interior shutters you need in the right louver size so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece makes a difference when installing plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. 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 irregular depreciation of the shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from usage and weight. And this might result in the shutters breaking.

Take the stress out of this project by hiring experts to mount your plantation shutters in Honolulu, HI. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Honolulu, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for more than 40 years. Our specialists are aware of each detail of the mounting process to ensure that your indoor shutters are stunning every time - and function readily. You don’t have to tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). We treat your house with the same level of attention we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the shutters themselves. But 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 physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Can you take on the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Honolulu, HI Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Honolulu, it’s a project for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Honolulu. We’ll come out to your home and explain the process of choosing the plantation shutters that go with your taste. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can craft your shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. We’ll stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Contact us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!