Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Questions About Installing Shutters In Boston, MA

Holly Perron

Day in and day out, the team at Sunburst Shutters Boston gets questions about how to install shutters in Boston. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst Shutters mount shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve heard all of these concerns before. And I want you to know that when completed by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with the security of your home, your window’s shape, or how it functions. Here are the top three questions about installing shutters in Boston, and how our specialists address them.

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

Windows in your house may come in all sizes and shapes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. The question is how to install shutters (that are usually rectangular) on these odd shaped windows?

Our Team Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In Boston, MA

Our experts measure your window’s width and length, noting every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we enter the measurements into proprietary software to create a template for the shutter that exactly matches your window. Now, the shutter frame edges mirror the curve of your window. And when they are mounted, your louvers can be tilted across the entire window - regardless of its shape. You heard right. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Affect The Shutter Installation Process?

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

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

Our specialists account for how much clearance there is137 above and below the window, the window’s shape, the depth of the window opening, and the existing window casing’s size. Then, we make and install your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

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

Your security system is effective at protecting your family from burglaries. When installing shutters, think about the kind of detector you have in that space.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm or alter its performance. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the detector’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

If the motion sensor is installed on a wall, shutters are not likely to set off the alarm either. This sort of detector emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. An unwanted visitor obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

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

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Boston, MA

Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Boston, MA. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Give us a call at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!