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4 Reasons Not To DIY Plantation Shutters

4 Reasons Not To DIY Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are certainly making a comeback! They are a classic addition to any home and a timeless piece that can be decorated in many different ways. If you are looking for a home improvement project and want to renovate your window treatments, you’ve likely considered installing plantation shutters. Some projects can certainly be done at home to save time and money, but it’s important to understand your expectations for the outcome. 

You’ll have to prepare yourself for a product that will not last very long and will be extremely difficult to install. After purchasing the materials needed to create the window treatments, buying the special non-fading paints, and removing your old windows, you will be surprised to learn that you won’t be saving as much money as you thought. 

In this article, we will explore 4 reasons why you should not create a DIY project out of your plantation shutter goals, and leave this work to the professionals. 

You Won’t Be Able To Perfect The Style 

If you decide to try and DIY your own plantation shutters, you won’t be able to perfect the style of the window treatment. Shenandoah Shutters offered an all-wood plantation shutter and it is the only window treatment manufactured by the brand. Since this is the only product offered, each window treatment is crafted to perfection based on years of experience and practice. Every piece of the product has been carefully designed, throughout, and produced. 

There is No Warranty For DIY Projects 

If you decide to try and create your own plantation shutters, you won’t be able to ensure the longevity of your creation. There is no guarantee that your hard work and efforts to create a product for your home will last, and this can be a tough pill to swallow! This is because finding the best of the best material and crafting your window treatment to perfection will be nearly impossible unless you are a trained professional. Shenandoah offers a 100-year transferable warranty and a 25-year warranty on panel color. Promises like those cannot be found with a DIY project! 

Creation Is One Thing, Installation Is Another 

Creation is one thing, but installation is entirely different. When creating your own shutters for your home, you have the ability to design them however you want and take time to explore tutorials on craftsmanship and learn other tips along the way. Once you have created your masterpiece, however, it’s time to take out your old window treatments and install your newly created ones. This is an entirely different ballgame. 

Removing old treatments without damaging walls, flooring, and furniture can be a big burden. You also risk ruining your newly created masterpiece that you spent a long time crafting. To avoid causing damages to your home and risking ruining your shutters, it’s best to leave this work to the professionals. 

You Won’t Be Able To Compare Samples Beforehand 

When you work with a professional company such as Shenandoah Shutters, you’ll be able to meet with a sales representative who will bring samples of product offerings to your home so that you can compare colors and textures in real-time before committing to purchasing a product. You can also explore Shednandoah’s offering in the in-person showroom, open five days a week. When it comes to your DIY project, you won’t truly know how the final product will look in your home until it’s completed and installed. 

We hope you take these points into consideration and contact us when it’s time for you to start your next home improvement project! We can’t wait to work with you.

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Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

“We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the shutters! And so does everyone who has seen them! They are absolutely perfect!!! I’m so glad I bought them all at once! The installation was so professional and they were here on time, worked fast and did a wonderful job. This is really a first class company. Th arched window is just beautiful!

- Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

Larry & Sewel Reid

“We were so impressed with Marcia! I can’t say enough about our whole experience from Marcia. A great company to do business with. Thank you for the gift!”

- Larry & Sewel Reid

Lori Steinman

“Beautiful Shutters, Beautifully Made. I recently purchased Shenandoah Shutters for a small project to “check them out”. Shenandoah exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed with the quality and especially love the features that are unique to Shenandoah. Bravo to Shenandoah Shutters for their thoughtful designs and impeccable workmanship and to Amy for professionalism and support.”

- Lori Steinman

Candice & Peter A.

5 Star Quality & Installation!

We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome! What a transformation the shutters have made to our home, just perfect!

- Candice & Peter A.

Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

“After installation, the installers were excellent in providing information on the shutter finish process and appropriate cleaning. This was most helpful and confirmed that these shutters are an excellent product. They are on all windows in my home and are beautiful!!”

- Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

Donna Plummer

“The members of Shenandoah Shutters are extremely professional. The first contact came in and measured the windows that were to be done. The second contact was with the guys who installed the shutters. In and out and they look wonderful. Can’t be more pleased with these shutters.”

- Donna Plummer

Janet, Lynchburg, VA

“This company is fantastic. From the first contact we had with them (visiting their showroom) to the final installation, they are #1 professionals. After we visited the showroom, the salesperson came to our home, showed us a sample shutter, and made recommendations (and gave different styles) for our windows. After we accepted the contract, she made an appointment to come out and do exact measurements. We love our new shutters, and every element of this contract could not have been better. They even left a jar of VA peanuts!”

- Janet, Lynchburg, VA

Mila & Jimmie Baturin

“Fabulous Salesperson. Staff was efficient, organized and quick. Love the product”

- Mila & Jimmie Baturin

Julie Krajicek

“I am impressed by the level of professionalism by Shenandoah Shutters. From start to finish in all interactions, I was treated well. The product is outstanding quality. They look perfect.”

- Julie Krajicek

Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

“A pleasure to work with – very organized, good communication, expert craftsmanship, done in a timely manner – a job well done!!”

- Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

Jessica, Richmond, VA

“We love hearing from our clients – Here’s a review we received this week……..”My shutters were delivered and installed this morning. From start to finish the installation took about 90 minutes. I am beyond impressed with the high quality craftsmanship and over the moon with how gorgeous they are. I’d also like to note, that everyone from Marcia in sales, Jodi in billing, and the installers, whose names I didn’t catch, are supremely professional. As a Richmonder, I love that the money from my purchase stays in the local economy, too. I will be singing this company’s praises for years to come. Thank you, Shenandoah Shutters!” Jessica – Richmond, VA”

- Jessica, Richmond, VA

Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

“First Class all of the way. Amy, Jody and installation was a wonderful experience. Thank you”

- Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

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