Professionals Address Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Honolulu, HI01/27/2016Darren Wong Every day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Honolulu gets questions on how to install shutters in Honolulu. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on a crank-operated window? Does a security system affect how the shutters are installed? I’ve heard these questions before. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with the window’s shape, how it functions, or the security of your home. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Honolulu, and how our professionals address them. 1. How Does A Window’s Shape Affect Shutter Installation? Windows a variety of shapes and sizes: triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, octagon, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows? Our experts measure your window’s length and width, taking note of each angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we enter the specifications into proprietary software to make a shutter template that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they are mounted, the louvers can be operational across the window - no matter 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 pop! 2. How Does The Window’s Operation Affect How The Shutters Are Installed? Installing shutters on your window shouldn’t affect the way the window opens. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the window in your home. Where the shutter frame is set up (either outside of the window opening or inside of it) is completely based on how the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame is usually installed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide usually have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you select. Our professionals account for the clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, the depth of the window opening, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window. 3. Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed? Your security system is effective at protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters, consider the sort of detector you have in that room. If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not obstruct with the sensor’s signal. The only way the alarm is triggered is if the window is opened or the glass is broken. If the motion sensor is installed on the wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This kind of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the environment. A trespasser obstructs the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm. The actual shutters won’t. Our specialists have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Honolulu should never come at the cost of your family’s security. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Honolulu, HI Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our specialists have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Honolulu, HI. And we have the best assortment of new shutters. Call us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!