Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Idea For Your Indianapolis House?

Bill Burke

DIY plantation shutters for your Indianapolis residence may seem like a smart solution at first. You get the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there’s 100 ways to commit critical missteps when installing plantation shutters. You might take the measurements the window incorrectly or bust something while mounting the shutters. The shutters will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to purchase all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re at a greater risk of ending up with a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your Indianapolis residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the selection you’re interested in. In addition, they may not help you in determining the best shutters for a particular room. Interior shutters that work in the living room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all interior shutters fit all windows.

Our experts help you select the right products with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We offer you these quality shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the US) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they might even be special shapes, like arched, circle, octagon, and triangle.

Most online stores and vendors only offer plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window could result in shutters that don’t open and close with ease. There’s a chance you could install the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our specialists measure the width and length of your window - and all the corners in between. This makes sure that your odd shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing advanced computer software and technology and relying on more than 40 of experience with window shutters, we fashion your plantation shutters to match your uniquely shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some windows tilt in or slide. Others use a crank. If you forget to leave enough space between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen every window type out there. They’ve set up indoor shutters on French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks - you name it! We’ll make sure to mount the right window shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every angle matters when setting up plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, the window shutters will have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problems can lead to irregular depreciation of the shutters. And there’s a chance that the shutter panels won’t function properly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this could cause the shutters to break.

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring experts to set up your plantation shutters in Indianapolis, IN. A handful of local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 40+ years. Our experts are aware of each and every detail of the installation process to ensure that your interior shutters are stunning every time - and function effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that valuable vase). That’s because we treat your home 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 actual shutters. But the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up quickly. And that’s without mentioning the physical demands and stress of this whole installation process. Are you ready for the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Indianapolis, IN Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Indianapolis, it’s a a project for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis. We’ll come out to your house and explain the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with your style. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows precisely so we can craft your interior shutters to look and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us worry about the installation details?. You’ll love how beautiful your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!