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Shutters are a great way to add elegance and character to your home. They can also help you save money, but there are some things you should keep in mind when considering the installation of shutters in your home.
Shutters can be dangerous.
Shutter installation is a dangerous job. If you’ve ever installed shutters, you know how heavy they are and how easy it is for them to fall on someone. They are also very easy to catch in a storm; the wind can knock them off their hinges, or even cause the whole shutter to fall on your head!
If you don’t install your shutters properly and follow all safety precautions, there’s a chance that someone could be seriously injured by one of these hazards.
Shutters are heavy.
Shutter is heavy, but it’s not so heavy that you can lift it by yourself. It’s also not light enough to be moved easily or lifted by one person. If you’re trying to move a shutter in this way, I recommend hiring a contractor who specializes in installing upholstered furniture.
It may seem like a simple task, but there are many things that need to be considered when moving shutters: where do we put them? How should we secure them? Who will hold one side while another person operates the other side of the track (or bracket)? All these questions must be answered before any work begins on your new shutters!
Shutters are often impossible to repair.
Shutter repairs are often impossible to do. They’re made of wood, which can be difficult to repair or replace. Shutter frames are painted, making them even more difficult to work with when trying to repair them. And even if you can get a replacement shutter frame from the manufacturer, it may not fit properly because of the shape and size of your home’s windows and doors.
In addition to being damaged in wind and rain, shutters also take a beating from insects like termites (which eat away at wooden structures) or fire ants (who prefer moist environments). These pests can crawl into cracks in shutters and ruin them before you even know what happened!
Shutters are necessarily expensive.
It’s important to note that the cost of shutters varies depending on the material used and how large or small your window is. A more expensive option will certainly cost more than a cheaper one, but it may also make sense to invest in higher-quality materials if you want better longevity. The same goes for styles; there are lots of different kinds of shutters out there and each one has its own unique aesthetic appeal.
When to install shutters and when to hire a professional.
- When the shutter is broken. If you’re planning on putting up your own shutters, it’s important to know how to do this safely and correctly so that they will last for years. Here are some tips:
- First, make sure that the window has an adequate amount of support. This can be done by installing a large piece of plywood or masonry above the window frame (like in this picture). If possible, try not to use screws that go through both sides of each side rail because those may break when heavy winds hit them. Instead use wood screws only one side at a time for better durability over time!
- Next take off any old molding around all sides except where it meets where two pieces meet together; this will become our “frame” for mounting our new shutters onto later on down below (see picture below). Then install whatever kind works best based upon preference i
The most important thing to remember is that while it is an opportunity to open up the view and make your home more beautiful, it is also a safety hazard if not installed properly.
The most important thing to remember is that while it is an opportunity to open up the view and make your home more beautiful, it is also a safety hazard if not installed properly. Shutter hardware should be installed by professionals who know what they’re doing. If you don’t have access to this kind of service, then hire someone who does instead.
The reason why we say this so emphatically is because shutters can weigh anywhere between 25-100 pounds each depending on the type of shutter and their size/color combination (and sometimes even more). This means that if one were not installed correctly or damaged during installation or repair work, they could potentially fall down onto someone below them and cause serious injuries! And if something goes wrong with them after installation (for example: warped wood), then there’s no way for anyone else but yourself (or whoever hired you) knowing about it until after those parts have been removed from within its frame structure itself…so please make sure everything goes smoothly first before moving onto anything else since failure could mean costly consequences later down road.”
We hope that you understand the importance of taking your safety into consideration when installing shutters. We also hope that you are able to make your home more beautiful by replacing the old ones with new ones, or even by simply repainting the walls!