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

Bill Burke

Every day, we get 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 how the shutters are installed?

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

1. How Does Your Window’s Shape 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 uniquely shaped windows?

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Our specialists measure the length and width of your window, noting each corner, arch, curve, or angle. Next, we enter the dimensions into proprietary software to make a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame follow the curve of your window. And when they are installed, the shutter louvers can be tilted across the window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. 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 any window won’t impact the window operation. 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 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 is usually placed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and how much clearance there is above and below the window also figure into the type of shutter frame you select.

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

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely alter the alarm’s performance or set it off. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of 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 sort of detector radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the room. An intruder obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

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

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Got 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 assortment of new shutters. Give us a call at 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!