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Clayton, NC 27520
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Custom Shutter Installation in Raleigh, NC
At Southern Accent Shutters, we are experts in custom plantation shutter installation. Located near the Research Triangle Park area, we custom design all of our shutters by hand in our Clayton, NC warehouse and install them in your home, office, or business.
Critical Components of Shutter Installation
Perhaps the most important part of custom shutter installation is making sure that the shutter is measured correctly and properly mounted. When mounting a shutter, there are many factors to consider:
Key Terms Used in Shutter Installation
What are 'out-of-square' windows?
The term, ‘out-of-square’ refers to measurements that are not equal or at right angles. Despite appearing to be the exact same size, old and new homes alike have variances from window to window. The trim carpenter’s custom work in framing the window can cause the window measurements to vary slightly. Framing or actual “house settling” can also influence window dimensions and cause variance.
How do window frames factor into shutter installation?
Our frame looks like a fine piece of custom trim and does not stick or stand out, bur rather houses the shutter in an attractive casing.
Frames are the best solution in most cases, and they preserve all tilt functions and screen access to allow cleaning and servicing of the windows.
Frames are the best solution when there is not sufficient window depth for an inside mount, or when the window is out of square. This solution most effectively prevents light gaps from detracting from the shutter’s beauty and function.
What is a hanging strip?
A hanging strip is an inside mount solution on a window with proper depth. The strips cover window variances and block light.
What is a Stedman hinge?
A Stedman hinge is only suitable for a deeply recessed window that is true and without variances, This solution does not use mounting strips or a frame, yet it mounts inside. The shutter hinges directly to the window structure and allows the window to tilt in.
For more information on these or any other things associated with custom shutter installation, contact Southern Accent Shutters today by giving us a call at (919) 934-4050.