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.