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Professionals Answer Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Honolulu, HI

January 27, 2016

Every day, we get questions on how to install shutters in Honolulu. How do shutters fit my specialty-shaped window? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions set up shutters on a crank-operated window? Does a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve come across these questions before. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how the window operates, the security of your home, or your window’s shape. 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?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our specialists measure the height and width of your window, taking note of each and every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we enter the measurements into proprietary software to create a shutter template that accurately fits your window. Now, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s shape. And once they are mounted, the louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into 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 How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on your window shouldn’t affect how the window operates. 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 type of window you have.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely based on how the window opens. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide commonly have a shutter frame that’s placed 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 determine the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals account for the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape. Then, we fashion and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system is effective at protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters, consider the sort of sensor you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters is not likely set off 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 sort of detector transmits 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 experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems in place. Installing shutters in Honolulu should never compromise your family’s security.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Honolulu, HI

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our experts have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Honolulu, HI. And we carry 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!