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Simple Guidelines For Installing Shutters On High Windows

  • Guardian Screens
  • 04 May 2015
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Some homes have very high windows and other fixtures such as skylights. Most people are usually apprehensive about installing window treatments such as shutters in such areas. However, the truth is that with a bit of creativity and the right level of skill, you can pull this off with some degree of ease. The key to getting it right is by working with a company that has had a lot of experience in handling all kinds of projects in the past. The more challenging these projects are, the more likely you are to benefit from the company.

If you are keen on installing planation shutters on very high windows or in areas such as skylights, it’s important to remember that there are quite a number of things that will affect the practicality and aesthetics of the final product. Some of the things you need to keep in mind when doing this include:

Define what you need from the shutters even before you begin

Suppose you want to get shutters for a very high skylight. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself include: what do you need to get out of the windows? Do you want it to be primarily a security feature, or simply want to let in more light into the home? Are you interested in being able to open and close the shutters at some point? All these issues will play a huge role in determining which types of shutters you should get. You should therefore take enough time thinking about them, since this will then make it easier for you to pick solutions that will actually work for you.

In many cases, working with a qualified shutter installer will help.  They will not only help you do the actual installation, but will also ensure that you come up with the correct requirements for the shutters.

Don’t attempt to do it on your own unless you are absolutely sure about your safety

Even if you have successfully installed plantation shutters on other windows in your house successfully, this does not mean that you will meet the same level of success with the ones that are mounted on very high windows. You need to be very careful if you are going to work at such heights. This is because during such times, you will definitely have a higher chance of falling and hurting yourself.

The quality of workmanship is also likely to be affected when you are working at a height. For instance, when installing the shutter on a skylight on a very tall ceiling, you may have to deal with issues such as the anxiety of being at a height. Some of the results of being in this emotional state include having a hard time aligning the shutters correctly. In the end, you will be more likely to do a shoddy job, making it all less than worth it.

Contractors who have been in the business for a long time are usually more cut out to doing this. They will figure out ways of making sure that the alignment is well done. Most of them don’t usually compromise quality for anything, since it is this that determines how much business they will get in future. The fact that you will be safer and assured of getting more quality should be motivation enough for you to work with them.

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