Professionals Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Chicago, IL

Richard Rampton

Day in and day out, my team gets questions about how to install shutters in Chicago. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions install shutters on a window with a crank? Does a security system impact the way the shutters are mounted?

I’ve encountered all of these questions before. And I want to assure you that when completed by our experienced specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the window’s shape, its functionality, or your house’s security system. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Chicago, and how our professionals handle them.

1. How Does A Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation?

Your windows may be different sizes and shapes: arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, and more. But how are shutters installed (which are usually rectangular) on specialty shaped windows?

Our Team Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Chicago, IL

Our specialists measure the length and width of your window, noting each curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we enter the dimensions into exclusive software to create a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges follow your window’s frame. And once they are mounted, the louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. It’s true. You won’t be left with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters accentuate the window’s shape!

2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed?

Installing shutters on a window doesn’t impact the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-made to the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window’s opening, it‘s based on the way the window functions. If the window uses a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. How deep the windowsill is, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the shutter frame type you select.

Our specialists account for the window opening’s depth, the size of the existing window casing, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the window’s shape. Then, we make and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. How Does A Security System Impact How The Shutters Are Installed?

Your security system effectively protects you and your family from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, consider the kind of detector you have in that area.

If the motion detector is directly on the window frame or the window itself, 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 only way the alarm is set off is if the glass is broken or the window is opened.

If the motion detector is set up on the wall, shutters won’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the area. An intruder will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our specialists have mounted shutters with all types of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Chicago should never compromise your family’s security - and your peace of mind.

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