Is it possible to install window shutters yourself? The short answer is yes – plantation shutters for kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and so on can all technically be installed using the DIY approach.
But does this mean it is advisable to install plantation shutters (or any other types of window shutters) yourself? Unless you have extensive knowledge, experience and access to commercial-quality equipment, the answer is no – professional installation is the way to go.
What appears to be a relatively straightforward installation process on the surface often descends into an unmitigated nightmare. From damaged window frames to uneven window coverage to broken slats and panels, shutter installation can go wrong in a variety of ways which is precisely why we always recommend professional shutter surveys and installation, rather than simply making things up as you go along.
Here are just a few of the major benefits of professional window shutter installation, as an alternative to the DIY approach:
Window shutters can be surprisingly complex and time consuming to install. This is why professional shutter installers always work in teams, comprised of experienced individuals who know exactly how to get the job done. Professional window shutter installation saves hours (or even days) for a quick and easy installation process.
DIY shutter installation is only possible if you have all the high-quality tools and equipment needed to get the job done. If not, you could be looking at the elevated additional costs to pick them up. Professional installation brings the bonus of not having to pay a penny for any additional tools or accessories, which the installation team will already have access to.
Health and Safety
Hanging window shutters isn’t the most dangerous job on earth, but nonetheless presents the usual health and safety risks. All of which can be eliminated entirely, by handing the job over to the professionals. Professional installation also brings the advantage of long-term safety, in the form of expertly fitted shutters that aren’t going to fall or fail at the worst possible time.
There’s nothing more frustrating than stepping back from a DIY project, only to realise it’s not nearly as straight or even as you would have liked. Expert shutter installation can protect you from years of dissatisfaction, with slanted and uneven shutters that frustrate and annoy you on a daily basis.
Last but not least, any shutter installation team worth working with will back the work carried out with an extensive warranty for total peace of mind. If anything goes wrong during the project or while the warranty is valid, it will be corrected with total attention to detail at no extra cost. Something of an insurance policy you simply do not get when going about the project alone.
If you’d like to discuss the benefits of professional installation in more detail or have any questions about the products or services we provide, contact a member of the team at Riverside Shutters today.