Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Savvy Solution For Your San Jose Home?

Curtis Orton

DIY plantation shutters for your San Jose house might seem like a savvy solution initially. You get the shutters, and you try to install them based on the instructions included.

Unlike other home improvement projects, there are more than a hundred ways to end up with vital blunders when mounting plantation shutters. You could measure the window incorrectly or bust something while mounting the shutters. The product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to order all the pieces all over again.

Without the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re at a greater risk of ending up with a mistake. Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned, the cost of a mistake outweighs any benefits. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart idea for your San Jose residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The vendor you purchase shutters from is unlikely to have the products you need. And, they might not help you in deciding the best shutters for a certain room. Plantation shutters that work in the living room may not be suitable for the bathroom where they’d be exposed to high humidity. And keep in mind that not all shutters fit all windows.

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

2. Different Window Shapes

Arched plantation shutters in contemporary bedroom

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

Most vendors and online stores only carry plantation shutters for rectangular windows. They don’t carry specialty shaped shutters because there’s so much room for mistakes in measurement. If they do have them and your measurements aren’t accurate, the shutters will be too big. This is where it’s easy to make mistakes 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 with ease. You could also set up the shutter in a way that doesn’t let the louvers to be adjusted easily.

Our professionals measure the length and width of your window - and each corner in between. This ensures that your specialty shaped window shutters fit perfectly. Then, taking advantage of advanced computer software and technology and relying on over three decades of experience in the window shutter industry, we fashion your indoor shutters to fit your odd shaped windows to a T.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our experts have seen the spectrum of window types out there. They’ve mounted plantation shutters on windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows, double hung windows - you name it! We take care to mount the right indoor shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every piece, every one eighth inch, every piece is key when setting up plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the panel is not level and the louvers bind, the window shutters will have tightness all over, limited functionality, and big gaps. These problem points can cause irregular damage on shutters. Not to mention, the shutter panels might not operate smoothly.

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

Take the stress out of this home improvement project by hiring specialists to mount your plantation shutters in San Jose, CA. Some local stores, like Sunburst Shutters San Jose, offer a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 35+ years. Our professionals take care of each and every detail of the mounting process to ensure that your interior 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 attention we show your windows.

5. Overall Cost

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

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In San Jose, CA Today

Sunburst Shutters professional installing plantation shutters

Where DIY plantation shutters are concerned in San Jose, it’s a a job for the specialists at Sunburst Shutters San Jose. We’ll come out to your residence and guide you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that complement your style. And we’ll measure your windows precisely so we can craft your plantation shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. Let us worry about all the installation details for you. You’ll love how stunning your plantation shutters look when we’re done! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Call us at 408-831-3373 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!