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Specialists Address Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Indianapolis, IN

January 27, 2016

Every day, the team at Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis gets questions on how to install shutters in Indianapolis. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst install shutters on a crank-operated window? Does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve encountered these questions previously. And I want you to know that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s shape, how it functions, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Indianapolis, and how our specialists address them.

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

Your windows may be different sizes and shapes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. So how do we install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on odd shaped windows?

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our experts measure your window’s length and width, noting each and every corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we enter the dimensions into proprietary software to create a template for the shutter that exactly fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame follow the curve of your window. And when they are installed, your louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Installing shutters on your window won’t impact the window operation. Windows that slide, open with a crank, or tilt can all have plantation shutters mounted. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the specific type of window in your home.

Where the shutter frame is installed (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window operates. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame would be placed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The clearance available above and below the window, the shape of the window, and how deep the windowsill is also determine the type of shutter frame you pick.

Our specialists account for the window’s shape, the depth of the window opening, the size of the existing window casing, and the clearance available above and below the window. And, we make 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 house from burglaries. When installing shutters on windows, consider the type of sensor you have in that room.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters do not obstruct with the detector’s signal. The alarm is only set off if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is installed on a wall, shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm either. This kind of detector radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the room. An intruder creates an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have set up shutters with all types of security systems. Installing shutters in Indianapolis should never jeopardize the security of your family - and your peace of mind.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Indianapolis, IN

Have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Indianapolis, IN. And we offer the best variety of new shutters. Contact us at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!