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

Curtis Orton

Each day, the team at Sunburst Shutters San Jose 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 experienced specialists, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your house’s security system, the window’s shape, or its functionality. 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 (which are usually rectangular) on 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. Now, 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.

Where the shutter frame is set up (either inside the window opening or outside of it) is completely dependant on how the window opens. 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 usually have a shutter frame that’s placed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, the clearance available above and below the window, and the window’s shape 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. How Does A Security System Impact Shutter Installation?

Your security system effectively protects your family from thefts. When installing shutters on your windows, find out 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 do not obstruct with the sensor’s signal. The alarm is only triggered if the window is opened or the glass is broken.

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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Got more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in San Jose, CA. And we have the best selection of new shutters. Contact us at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!