In this age of the internet it can be tempting to simply go to your favorite online retailer, shop around a bit and then hit “buy.” Unfortunately that can be a risky way to go about buying plantation shutters.
Where should you buy plantation shutters?
Plantation shutters require really precise measurements in order to make sure they fit to your windows properly and will operate the way they are supposed to. While you can buy the different sizes online or from a local chain store you are likely to experience some headaches trying to make the shutters fit and work. Returning or exchanging items several times before getting it right is pretty common. Plus any non-standard sized or shaped windows that you have will only add to that process and they may not be as easily found from those kind of stores.
We would recommend not buying plantation shutters online or on your own from a store unless you are working closely with a professional who is experienced in installing and fitting plantation shutters. If a professional is doing the measuring and telling you the sizes to buy then you are much more likely to minimize the number of returns and hassles.
We think the best option for buying plantation shutters is calling up a company like ours who will come out and do the measurements for you. Then your shutters will be purchased (or custom made) and a professional will come back to your home at a time you choose to install the shutters that are the exact right sizes and shapes for your windows and make sure they are all working correctly. This really is the best option that will cause you the least amount of hassle.
If this sounds better than hours measuring, installing, returning and general frustration then you should visit our contact us page or get in touch with the shutter specialist closest to you and schedule an in-home consultation.