What to Expect During Your Plantation Shutter Installation?February 22, 2021
Have you decided to upgrade your window treatments to a custom plantation shutters? It will be an exciting process! Once you find the look you want and take a tour of the facilities that will make these new additions, the anticipation awaits.
Types of plantation shutters
1. Interior shutters – This shutter can be designed for different sizes and types of windows in your home. But not all interior shutters are the same. There are several different types of shutters to choose from, and different options within those categories regarding construction, louver size, and more.
- Bi Fold
- Sliding stacker
- Bay Window
- Corner window
- Bottom Sliding Interior Shutters
- Room dividers
2. Exterior Shutters – Exterior shutters do more than make your windows look good. They can help reduce the temperature and defend against hurricanes. Learn more about the custom options available from Australian Plantation Shutters.
- Fixed panel
- Fixed Louvre
- Bi Fold Exterior
So while you expect these beautiful custom-made shutters to arrive in your home, what are you able to do to arrange for installation? Here are some tips from the experts.
Day before installation
It helps to clear the way for the installer to bring their new plantation shutters into your home. We understand that moving is a hassle. Boxes and furniture can be everywhere. Even if you’ve been in your house for years, a new project can turn your house upside down.
Your installer will need a 3-foot area around each window to install your shutters. Remove any small or delicate items from your larger furniture. Don’t worry, the installer will make sure to move those large pieces for you. You can also purchase a ready to install shutters if you know how to install it on yourself.
If possible, remove the existing curtains. The installer can remove them for you, but there is a small surcharge.
Time for a deep cleaning
Make no mistake, cleaning the windows in some of those hard-to-reach places isn’t usually on our priority list. Often times, getting up high or in tight spaces is a hassle, and the dirt just piles up. Well now is the time to clean everything up!
It is a good idea to clean the areas around where the new plantation shutters will be installed. Many people tend to hire a window cleaning company to come in and give their windows a deep cleaning, especially if they are tall and hard to reach.
At Australian Plantation Shutters, the installer will inventory all the parts for his job and the other jobs that he will install that day. It will pre-cut your frames, load your truck, plot your route, and set off. If requested, he will call you half an hour before his arrival, so that you can meet him at home.
The installer will arrive and unload, with your shutters, unassembled frames, a saw, a drill, and possibly a helper. Then he will build a frame for each window or door you get plantation shutters (unless you choose a frame-less shutter option), install the frame and shutters. Then he will level and adjust all the shutters.
Finally, the installer will fill in the nail holes, smooth any rough edges, and touch up the paint on the shutters and frames when necessary, leaving them shiny and perfect. He will show you how to properly operate your shutters and answer any questions he may have. Then he will pack up his supplies, clean up the area, complete the necessary paperwork, collect the payment, and hit the road.
The installer will leave a little jar of touch-up paint and directions on a way to properly take care of the plantation shutters. Leaving you the peace of mind of knowing that Australian Plantation Shutters service is available at any time. Once the installation is complete, all that’s left to do is enjoy the clean, crisp look that plantation shutters bring to your home.
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