The Best Custom Shutters, Blinds & Shades!
Proudly Serving Virginia Beach & Outer Banks, NC
Installing shutters in Virginia Beach

Experts Address Your Top 3 Concerns About Installing Shutters In Virginia Beach, VA

January 27, 2016

Each day, my team gets asked questions about how to install shutters in Virginia Beach. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst mount shutters on a window with a crank? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed?

I’ve heard these concerns before and much more. And I want to assure you that when done by our seasoned professionals, installing plantation shutters doesn’t conflict with how your window functions, your home’s security, or your window’s shape. Here are the top three worries about installing shutters in Virginia Beach, and how our specialists address them.

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

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

arch window with white polywood shutters in a large bathroom

Our professionals measure your window’s dimensions, taking note of each and every curve, angle, corner, or arch. Next, we input the dimensions into proprietary software to generate a shutter template that precisely fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame mimic your window’s curve. And once they’ve been set up, your shutter louvers can be operational across the window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be locked into arch window shutters that can’t be opened. And the shutters make the shape of the window shine!

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

Installing shutters on a window shouldn’t affect the window operation. Windows that tilt, slide, or open with a crank can have plantation shutters installed. That’s because plantation shutters are customized to fit the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted outside or inside the window opening, it depends on the way the window functions. If the window is operated using a crank, the shutter frame would be mounted on the outside. The same goes for windows that tilt in. However windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame mounted 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 factor into the type of shutter frame you select.

Our professionals consider the clearance available above and below the window, the window’s shape, the depth of the window opening, and the size of the existing window casing. Then, we design and set up your shutter frame to your window’s specifications.

3. Does A Security System Impact The Shutter Installation Process?

Your security system does a great job of protecting your house from break-ins. When installing shutters, consider the sort of sensor you have in that room.

If the motion detector is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters shouldn’t alter the alarm’s performance or trigger it. That’s because the shutters aren’t in the way of the sensor’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 mounted on a wall, shutters are not likely to trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor transmits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. An unwanted visitor will create an obstruction to the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm, but the actual shutters won’t.

Our specialists have installed shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Virginia Beach should never jeopardize the security of your family.

Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Virginia Beach, VA

Got more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Virginia Beach, VA. And we offer the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!