4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Custom Shutters 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Custom Shutters

Custom shutters can be a great addition to your home. You can design them how you want them to look with the color and style that fits your personality. There are many places that will customize the perfect shutters for you. There are also some mistakes that you need to avoid when you are looking for someone to construct them.

Pick the Right Company

It is best to go with a trustworthy dealer that makes custom shutters, preferably one that you can actually visit and see the quality they offer. This can really save you some money, by preventing you from buying something you have not been able to see. This is usually the case when you deal with an online company. You can tell them what you would like, but you will not be able to actually see the finished product until you have already paid for it. With the number of new companies entering the shutter market every day, you must be careful that you do not get scammed. There are cases of people ordering online, putting down a deposit, and never hearing from the dealer again. Another thing you can benefit from through a local dealer is they can offer advice for you about the best product , and they usually offer installation of your custom shutters.

Pick the Right Product

These custom shutters are going to be on your house for a very long time. You want to make absolutely sure that you get the right kind for your home. You need to look at different factors when picking a product. Decide between metal, plastic, wood, and vinyl shutters. Do this by taking into account the way your home looks and the amount of protection you need against the elements. Decide if you want an accordion style fold out, a sliding feature, or one that pulls from the top. Take your time and weigh your options; you do not want to get stuck with shutters that you really hate. It may be years before you replace them. After you spend a lot of money on customized shutters, even if you dislike them, you will not immediately be able to afford new ones.


After you have planned out the perfect shutters for your home, it is critical that you have them properly installed. When you have measured and compared them, the shutters you have received will fit perfectly and be just what you wanted. If they are installed improperly then they will not be just what you wanted. You have to decide if you are going to do it yourself or go with a professional. You are not going to have a lot of control over the installation, unless you do it yourself. The issue is you could very easily do it yourself and do it incorrectly. You can ask to see work previously done to give yourself peace of mind about the people installing your custom shutters.


Another mistake to avoid is comparing shutter prices by square foot, which is how they are sold. You have to be careful when you are dealing with some companies. They can trick you when it comes to price by rounding up the inches. When they round up the inches on a shutter they can go up a whole square foot.

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