Specialists Take On Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In San Jose, CA

Curtis Orton

Each day, my team gets questions on how to install shutters in San Jose. How do shutters fit my window’s special shape? How does Sunburst put up shutters on windows with a crank? How does a security system impact the shutter installation process?

I’ve heard all of these questions before. And I want to assure you that when done by our skilled specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your window’s functionality, the security of your home, or the shape of the window. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in San Jose, and how our experts handle them.

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

Your windows may be different shapes and sizes: circle, arch, octagon, triangle, rectangle, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these uniquely shaped windows?

Our Specialists Installed Shutters On A Sunburst Arch Window In San Jose, CA

Our experts measure the width and the length of your window, taking note of every angle, corner, arch, or curve. Then, we input the measurements into advanced software to create a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the shutter frame’s edges mimic your window’s shape. And once they’re mounted, the shutter louvers can be tilted across the window - no matter its shape. That’s right. You won’t be stuck with arch window shutters you can’t open. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop!

2. How Does The Way The Window Opens Impact Shutter Installation?

Installing shutters on your window doesn’t affect the window operation. Windows that open with a crank, tilt, or slide can all take plantation shutters. That’s because plantation shutters are custom-fit to the type of window you have.

Whether the shutter frame is mounted inside or outside the window opening, it depends on how the window operates. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame is likely placed on the outside. The same is the case for windows that tilt in. And windows that slide commonly have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The shape of the window, the depth of the windowsill, and the clearance available above and below the window also determine the shutter frame type you choose.

Our professionals consider 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 design and install your shutter frame to the specifications of your window.

3. Does A Security System Impact Shutter Installation?

Your security system effectively protects your family from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, consider the type of sensor you have in that area.

If the motion sensor is directly on the window or its frame, installing shutters is not likely 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 installed on a wall, shutters shouldn’t trigger the alarm either. This type of sensor emits infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to detect if there is a disturbance to the surroundings. A burglar obstructs the sensor’s rays, triggering an alarm. The shutters themselves won’t.

Our experts have mounted shutters with all kinds of different security systems. Installing shutters in San Jose should never jeopardize your family’s security.

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