Can You Install Plantation Shutters Yourself?
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Can You Install Plantation Shutters Yourself?

Choosing quality plantation shutters is a long-term investment in your home. It’s an in-depth process where you’ll spend a good amount of time settling on the right style, material and color.

When you work with a knowledgeable pro like Louver Shop, you’ll have a friendly local designer to assist you every step of the way. From a free, in-home consultation to seamless professional installation. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind through lifetime warranties for parts and service.

When you’re doing it on your own, you might be tempted to cut a few corners and install the shutters yourself. It can’t be that difficult, right? However, there are a couple of reasons why you shouldn’t skimp on the installation process.

4 Benefits of Professional Installation for Plantation Shutters

1. Ensures Accurate Measurements

There are two ways to install shutters—interior and exterior mounts. The installation method depends on what type of window you have. If you did your own measurements and did them incorrectly, you’ll find out the hard way that the frame doesn’t fit your window. If the frame doesn’t fit, you won’t be able to install your shutters. We offer free professional measurements to help you avoid this major inconvenience.

2. Provides Tight, Energy-Efficient Fit

Plantation shutters need to fit tightly to your window, and this usually requires professional help. Not only does this make them look good in your home, it also helps block light leakage and enhances energy efficiency. When your shutters are installed correctly, they can help lower energy bills while keeping your home more comfortable throughout the year.

3. Avoids Damage to Your Shutters

If you’re installing shutters on a large window, they can be bulky, heavy and difficult to maneuver on your own. And you may end up scratching or damaging your new window treatments in the process. If the frame sections aren’t level, your shutters will be crooked. Or there may be gaps or uneven sides. At Louver Shop, all our installers are factory-trained to help you avoid these issues.

4. Helps You Avoid Frustration

Installing shutters can be irritating and time consuming, especially when you’re missing hardware. Or when the frames are too big or too small and you can’t install your new shutters. Or when your shutters end up crooked, with gaps or uneven sides. You can avoid all of this by working with a window treatment partner like Louver Shop.

If you want a frustration-free process from start to finish, call the Louver Shop plantation shutter pros at 888-249-5655 to schedule your free, in-home consultation today. We’ll help you throughout the process, from choosing the right shutters for your home to providing a fantastic fit during installation.

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