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Installing Plantation Shutters

Posted by: Window Shutters
Category: Window Shutters

If you’ve never had shutters on the interior of your home before, don’t worry.  You’re going to love them! And while it might feel a bit nerve wracking to install something so permanent into your house, they raise the value of your home and bring a lot of benefits along with them. Even if you plan to have professionals install the shutters (which is definitely the way to go so it’s done right!) you might want to know what they are going to do. Here are the steps they will take to make sure your shutters are the perfect fit for your home in Mountain View, CA.

Step 1: Measurements

First the experts will need to measure the windows where the shutters will go. This has to be done before the shutters are ordered. They will measure diagonally from the top corner to the bottom opposite and then the other way. They will also measure the depth of the windows. This will all go towards making the order right in the first place. You can measure on your own to get some ideas on costs, but it’s best to have the pros take the final measurements so everything is perfect for the order.

Step 2: Install the Shutter Mounts

After the shutters come in, the experts will have to install the mounts. The mounts go either inside or outside the window’s frame, depending on how you want the shutters to operate. There might be some trial periods where an expert holds the shutters up and then makes some pencil marks on the window frames  They will then drill holes for screws once the shutters are out of the way.

Step 3: Shutter Attachment

Once the mounts are in place, the shutters can be attached to them. The shutters will be held into place and screwed into their permanent position in the casings. The experts will likely use a level after every installation to make sure each shutter is straight and even, and no adjustments are needed.

Step 4: The Final Inspection

When you have professionals do your installation, they will walk you through the shutter installation once it is complete and make sure you approve of everything they have done. Don’t be shy to open and close the shutters and use the louvers to make sure everything operates as it should.

If you want shutters you can count on with plenty of options and professional installers, the best call you can make is to San Francisco Shutters at 855-992-6739. We have enough options to satisfy any home style and we always put customers first. We won’t try to talk you into anything that’s above your budget or beyond your tastes. We want you to have the exact window covering in Mountain View, CA that your home needs, nothing more, nothing less. Stop by our showroom and look through some of the options yourself to get a little inspiration for the project! We’re located at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 and we look forward to showing you around.