Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Plan For Your Salt Lake City Home?

Matt Thelander

DIY plantation shutters for your Salt Lake City house might seem like a savvy idea at first. You buy the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to end up with critical blunders when mounting plantation shutters. You could measure the window inaccurately or break something while mounting the shutters. The shutters will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you’ll have to purchase all the parts again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re at a greater risk of committing a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good solution for your Salt Lake City residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you buy shutters from may not have the selection you’re interested in. And, they may not aid you in deciding which shutters are the best fit for a specific room. Interior shutters that work in the bedroom may not work in the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutters fit all windows.

Our specialists help you choose the right shutters and the right frame with the right options so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutter products: Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters) and Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in America).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

The windows in your home may be different sizes. And they could even be unique shapes, such as arched, circle, octagon, and triangle.

Most suppliers and online retailers only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t have specialty shaped shutters because there’s a high likelihood for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements aren’t correct, the shutters will be too big. This is where most mistakes are made with DIY plantation shutters.

And even worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window may result in shutters that don’t open and close as they should. You might install the shutter where the louvers cannot move easily.

Our experts measure the width and length of your window - and every angle in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer software and technology and relying on over four decades of experience with window shutters, we craft your plantation shutters to complement your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

Some window use a crank. Others tilt in or slide. If you don’t leave enough room between the window and the shutter panels when setting up your DIY plantation shutters, you’ll be dealing with a window that can neither be tilted in or cranked open.

Our experts have seen all the types of windows. They’ve mounted indoor shutters on sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to install the right indoor shutters in the louver size you need so that you can use your shutters - and window - effectively.

4. Attention To Detail

Each one eighth inch, each angle, each piece is key when installing plantation shutters yourself. So keep an eye out for the details. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, you end up with window shutters that have limited functionality, big gaps, and tightness all over. These problem points can cause unusual wear and tear on shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If the DIY plantation shutters are not set up squarely, there’s a possibility that too much pressure can build up from the weight and the usage. And this might cause the shutters to break.

Reduce the stress involved in this project by hiring specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City, extend you a white glove service. We’ve been installing plantation shutters for decades. Our professionals take care of each and every detail of the installation process to ensure that your window shutters look perfectly finished every time - and work effortlessly. Don’t worry. You won’t have to even tell us to wear protective booties over our shoes (or watch for that expensive vase). That’s because we treat your home with the same care we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

At first, the main cost of DIY plantation shutters seems to be the shutters themselves. 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 doesn’t even include the stress and physical demands of this undertaking. Can you handle the actual cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In Salt Lake City, Utah Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Salt Lake City, it’s a a job for the experts at Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City. We’ll drive out to your house and walk you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your taste. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can craft your indoor shutters to look and operate beautifully. Why don’t you let us stress over the installation details?. You’ll love how good your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call us at 801-515-3598 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!