Experts Address Your Top 3 Worries About Installing Shutters In Oklahoma City, OK01/27/2016Tyler Jorgensen Each day, we get questions on how to install shutters in Oklahoma City. How do shutters fit the special shape of my window? How does Sunburst Shutters install shutters on a crank-operated window? Would a security system affect how the shutters are installed? I’ve come across these concerns previously and much more. And I‘m here to tell you that when done by our skilled experts, installing plantation shutters doesn’t interfere with your home’s security, the window’s shape, or how it functions. Here are the top three concerns about installing shutters in Oklahoma City, and how our experts address them. 1. How Does Your Window’s Shape Impact Shutter Installation? Your windows may come in all shapes and sizes: octagon, triangle, rectangle, circle, arch, and more. But how are shutters installed (that are usually rectangular) on these specialty shaped windows? Our experts measure the width and the length of your window, taking note of every arch, curve, angle, or corner. Then, we input the measurements into exclusive software to generate a template for the shutter that accurately fits your window. This way, the edges of the shutter frame follow your window’s curve. And when they’re set up, your shutter louvers can be tilted across the entire window - no matter its shape. That’s correct. You won’t be left with arch window shutters aren’t functional. And the shutters make the shape of the window pop! 2. How Does The Way The Window Operates Affect How The Shutters Are Installed? Installing shutters on a window doesn’t affect how the window operates. 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 functions. If the window utilizes a crank, the shutter frame would be installed on the outside. The same applies for windows that tilt in. But windows that slide commonly have the shutter frame installed on the inside of the window opening. The depth of the windowsill, how much clearance there is above and below the window, and the shape of the window also determine the shutter frame type you select. Our experts take into consideration the depth of the window opening, the existing window casing’s size, the clearance available above and below the window, and the shape of the window. Then, we fashion and mount your shutter frame to the specifications of your window. 3. How Does A Security System Affect How The Shutters Are Installed? Your security system effectively protects your family from break-ins. When installing shutters, find out the type of detector you have in that area. If the motion sensor is directly on the window frame or the window itself, installing shutters shouldn’t 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 window is opened or the glass is broken. If the motion detector is installed on a wall, shutters shouldn’t set off the alarm either. This type of detector radiates infrared rays and uses the reflection of those rays to sense if there is a change in the room. A burglar will create an obstruction to the detector’s rays, setting off an alarm, but the shutters themselves won’t. Our professionals have installed shutters with all sorts of security systems in place. Installing shutters in Oklahoma City should never come at the cost of your family’s security. Ask Us About Installing Shutters In Oklahoma City, OK Do you have more questions about how to install shutters? Our professionals have all the tips and tricks to installing shutters in Oklahoma City, OK. And we have the best selection of new shutters. Call us at 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation today!