Are DIY Plantation Shutters A Smart Solution For Your Oklahoma City Home?

Tyler Jorgensen

DIY plantation shutters for your Oklahoma City house may seem like a good solution at first. You purchase the shutters, and you start mounting them according to the steps listed in the accompanying pamphlet.

But the biggest concern is that, unlike other home improvement projects, there are hundreds of ways to commit serious missteps when mounting plantation shutters. You might measure the window inaccurately or damage something while mounting the shutters. The shutters product will then become inoperable or the material will be ruined. And you’ll have to buy all the pieces again.

If you don’t have the finishing touches, the tools, and the experience, you’re more likely to commit a mistake. When it comes to DIY plantation shutters, the cost of a mistake is not worth it. Shutter experts explain 5 more reasons why DIY plantation shutters are not a smart choice for your Oklahoma City residence.

1. The Right Shutter Product

The store you purchase shutters from may not have the types of products you’re interested in. And, they may not assist you in figuring out which shutters are the best fit for a certain room. Interior shutters that work in the bedroom may not work in 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 select the right shutters with the right options and the right frame so they last a lifetime. We carry these premium shutters: Polywood® shutters (the best-selling plantation shutters in the nation) and Ovation® shutters (five star rated wood shutters).

2. Different Window Shapes

White arched plantation shutters in blue bedroom

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

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

And what’s worse, DIY plantation shutters for a uniquely shaped window might result in shutters that you cannot open and close as they should. You could also set up the shutter where the louvers cannot be adjusted easily.

Our professionals measure the length and width of your window - and all the angles in between. This ensures that your uniquely shaped indoor shutters fit flawlessly. Then, utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology and relying on more than 35 of experience with window shutters, we craft your interior shutters to fit your specialty shaped windows flawlessly.

3. Challenging Window Types

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

Our professionals have seen every window type. They’ve set up indoor shutters on double hung windows, windows with cranks, French doors, sliding glass doors, bay windows - and more! We install the right interior shutters in the louver size you need so you can easily access your window and adjust your shutters.

4. Attention To Detail

Every one eighth inch, every angle, every piece makes a difference when mounting plantation shutters yourself. This means taking every detail into consideration. If the louvers bind and the panel is not level, the window shutters will have big gaps, tightness all over, and limited functionality. These problems can cause abnormal depreciation of the shutters. The shutter panels may not even work correctly.

If DIY plantation shutters are not installed 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 project by hiring a team of specialists to mount your plantation shutters in Oklahoma City, OK. A few local stores, like Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City, have a white glove service. We’ve been mounting plantation shutters for 35+ years. Our specialists take care of every detail of the installation process to make sure that your interior shutters look perfectly finished every time - and function without a hitch. You don’t have to tell us to watch for that expensive vase (or to wear protective booties over our shoes). We treat your residence with the same care 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 fast. And we haven’t even mentioned the physical demands and stress of this undertaking. Can you take on the true cost of DIY plantation shutters?

Hire A Plantation Shutters Professional In Oklahoma City, OK Today

Shutters professional installing Polywood shutters

When it comes to DIY plantation shutters in Oklahoma City, it’s a a project for the professionals at Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City. We’ll drive out to your home and walk you through the process of selecting the plantation shutters that go with your style. And we’ll note the measurements of your windows accurately so we can craft your shutters to look stunning and function beautifully. We’ll take care of all the installation details for you. You’ll love how elegant your plantation shutters look when we leave! (And you barely had to lift a finger.)

Give us a call at 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!