5 Things To Do Before Your Plantation Shutter Installation

Are you gearing up for your plantation shutter installation? There are a few things you need to make sure of before our team arrives at your doorstep. In this article, we will explore 5 things you need to do prior to your installation date! 

#1: Decide on a Design & Meet with a Sales Specialist 

Before your shutter installation can commence, you’ll need to decide on the right style, material, and color that will best suit your home. You are welcome to come to our in-person showroom where you can experience everything we have to offer, open 5 days a week. Or you can explore our website online to have a virtual glance at everything we create in-house. 

If you want a sales specialist to come to your home so that you can get a personalized look at how our treatments will bend with your current home decor, that is also an option! Stay in the comfort of your own home and allow one of our sales consultants to arrive with sample panels to discuss design options and provide a free estimate on the spot. Our shutters are priced based on the size of your window opening, with measuring, manufacturing, installation, and our 100-year limited warranty included in the price. If you are a Virginia customer, you will enjoy your new shutters tax-free! 

#2: Know What To Expect From Installation

The installation will be a very quick and painless process. Production time varies based on our backlog at the time your order is placed with us. However, your shutters can be installed four to seven weeks after order placement. If you decide on specialty shutters such as our sunburst design, this process might be extended by a few weeks. Let us know if you are working on a tight schedule and we will do our very best to make your desired date become a reality! 

#3: Do a Deep Clean

Before installation, we highly recommend our customers do a deep clean on their homes. It is important to be cautious that all dust, oils, spills, and previous construction reminisce are removed. There is no better time to do a deep clean than after the removal of your current treatments and before your new ones are installed. Wiping everything down with a gentle cleanser and vacuuming the area will ensure your installers have a clean space to work and do their best on the project at hand. 

#4: Remove Furniture & Delicates 

Removing all furniture and delicate items from the area prior to installation is a great way to make the process easier and for the likelihood of accidental damage to be reduced. By removing furniture from the area, you will create a clear pathway for your installers to move in your new shutters and get to work without having to maneuver around large objects. Placing delicates in a secure place is also advised. When doing construction, any valuables that are on shelves or walls should be removed until after the project is complete. 

#5: Make Sure Your Driveway is Accessible 

Making sure your driveway is accessible to your installers is a key factor many forget. If you have snow or any other substance blocking the entryway to your home, it is important that you remove it so that our truck and workers can easily access your living space. Parking any cars in a garage or off to the side is also appreciated so that our truck is able to get as close as possible to your doorway. 

Enjoy Your New Plantation Shutters 

Once your shutters have been installed, all that’s left to do is enjoy! Shenandoah Shutters provides a 100-year limited warranty on each shutter installed, along with a 25-year warranty on the finish. 

Working with us does not stop after installation. Our team works with clients until they are fully satisfied! This has been proven in our retention numbers when it comes to projects. Over 70% of our business is either from repeat customers or referrals from family and friends! Ready to get started with your plantation shutter installation? Contact Shenandoah Shutters today!

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