Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Idea For Your San Diego Home?

Kimball Jones

DIY plantation shutters for your San Diego house is potentially a good idea initially. You get the shutters, and you follow instructions that come with the products.

But DIY plantation shutters are unlike other home improvement projects because there are more than a hundred ways to make vital blunders when setting up plantation shutters. You could measure the window improperly or destroy something while setting up the shutters. The shutters product will then be ruined or become inoperable. And you end up having to purchase all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the experience, the finishing touches, and the tools, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. Is the cost of a mistake worth it? When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, it’s not. Here are 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a good idea for your San Diego house.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The retailer you order shutters from is doubtful to have the types of products you need. And, they may not help you in determining the best shutters for a particular room. The shutters that work in the living room may not work in the bathroom where they’d be under conditions of high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutter products fit all windows.

Our professionals help you select the right products and the right frame with 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 the nation).

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

You may have noticed how the windows in your home are not the same size. And they could even be different shapes, such as triangle, arched, circle, and octagon.

Most vendors and online stores only offer plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They won’t offer specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for flaws in measurement. If they do carry them and your measurements are wrong, the shutters will be too big for the window. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes with DIY plantation shutters.

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for an odd shaped window might lead to shutters that you cannot open and close properly. You might set up the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our experts take the measurements of your window - and every corner in between. This guarantees that your odd shaped window shutters fit seamlessly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer software and relying on over three decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we build your interior shutters to match your odd shaped windows seamlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our professionals have seen every type of window. They’ve mounted shutters on bay windows, double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors - you name it! We’ll make sure to install the plantation shutters you need in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

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

If your DIY plantation shutters are not mounted squarely, too much pressure can build up from the usage and the weight. And this may lead to the shutters breaking.

Minimize the stress that goes into this undertaking by hiring professionals to set up your plantation shutters in San Diego, CA. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters San Diego, offer a white glove service. We’ve been setting up plantation shutters for 35+ years. Our experts take care of each and every detail of the installation process to ensure that your window shutters look perfectly finished every time - and work readily. 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 residence with the same care we bring to your windows.

5. Overall Cost

The main cost of DIY plantation initially seems to be the shutters themselves. However, the costs of additional shutter parts, materials to apply the finishing touches, and the tools needed add up faster than you think. And that doesn’t even include the stress and physical demands of this whole installation process. Can you handle the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Specialist In San Diego, CA Today

Professional installation of Polywood shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in San Diego, it’s a an undertaking for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters San Diego. We’ll come out to your residence and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your color scheme. And we’ll measure your windows accurately so we can fashion your indoor shutters to look stunning and operate beautifully. We’ll stress over all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you didn’t even have to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 858-956-5822 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!