Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Plan For Your Boston House?

Holly Perron

DIY plantation shutters for your Boston home may seem like a savvy idea initially. You purchase the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But the biggest problem is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with vital blunders when installing plantation shutters. You could take the measurements the window inaccurately or bust something while installing the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you have to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the tools, the experience, and the finishing touches, 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. Read on for 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a savvy plan for your Boston residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you order shutters from may not have the products you’re interested in. Also, they may not help you in figuring out what works best for a certain room. The shutters that work in the living room may not be good candidates for the bathroom where they’d be subjected to high humidity. And don’t forget: not all shutters fit all windows.

Our professionals assist you in selecting the right shutters with the right frame and the right options so they last a lifetime. We proudly present you with these top rated plantation shutters: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

Not all your windows are the same size. And they may even be different shapes, such as octagon, triangle, arched, and circle.

Most online retailers and suppliers only carry plantation shutters for rectangle windows. They don’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big and won’t look good. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for a special shaped window could result in shutters that you cannot open and close with ease. You could also install the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to tilt easily.

Our specialists note the width and length of your window - and each corner in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, using computer technology and relying on 35+ years of experience with window shutters, we craft your plantation shutters to fit your odd shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window have a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you don’t leave enough clearance between the shutter panels and the window when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be left with a window that won’t tilt in and a crank that is not accessible.

Our specialists have seen every type of window you can imagine. They’ve mounted plantation shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - and more! We’ll make sure to set up the window shutters you need in the right louver size to effectively operate your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece is key when installing plantation shutters yourself. You’ll want to pay close attention to all the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problem points can lead to irregular depreciation of the shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

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

Take the stress out of this undertaking by hiring specialists to set up your plantation shutters in Boston, MA. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Boston, present you with a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for 35+ years. Our specialists are aware of each and every detail of the installation process so that your window shutters are beautifully finished every time - and work readily. You won’t even have to worry about telling 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 materials to apply the finishing touches, the tools needed, and additional shutters parts add up faster than you think. And that’s without mentioning the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Can you handle the entire cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Expert In Boston, MA Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in Boston, it’s a a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Boston. We’ll drive out to your house and guide you through the process of picking the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows 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 good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!