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The Benefits of Professional Shutters Over DIY Shutters

When it comes to window stylings, shutters are a popular choice for their durability, aesthetics, and the enhanced control they offer over privacy and light and efficiency. However, homeowners often find themselves at a crossroads between choosing professional shutters or opting for a DIY approach. Here’s a detailed look at the benefits of opting for professional shutters over DIY for your home.

Green solid panel window shutters in a bedroom with brown walls and cushions

Expert Measurement and Installation

Professional shutters are measured and installed by experts who ensure that each window is measured correctly ensuring the perfect fit, regardless of its size or shape. Windows are often not perfectly square due to the settling of the building, variations in construction, or other factors.

Professionals use specialised techniques to take accurate measurements, accounting for any anomalies or unique architectural features. This precision ensures that the shutters fit snugly, avoiding any unsightly gaps or misalignments that could detract from both the function and aesthetic of the shutters.

Not only that, at Feather & Grey Interiors, we also have an trure understanding of how to install shutters securely and accurately while ensuring they operate smoothly. Our expertise spans over 15 years within the carpentry industry, so you can rest assured, no matter what your window shape, our shutters will fit perfectly and will be finished off with precision. Our expertise helps prevent common issues through the DIY route such as misaligned shutters, which can hinder operation or cause damage over time.

High-Quality Materials

Professional shutter companies typically have relationships with premium suppliers who provide high-quality materials that are not readily available to the general public. These materials are often more durable, aesthetically pleasing, and effective in providing insulation and UV protection. We offer a variety of options including solid wood or PVC that are more resistant to warping, fading, and cracking than DIY options.

White cafe height shutters in a living room with orange walls

Customisation Options

We offer extensive customisation options that go beyond the standard sizes and materials available in most DIY kits. We, as experts within our field, can recommend the best materials based on the specific needs of your home or room—such as PVC for moisture resistance in bathrooms.

You can also choose from a variety of styles, colours, finishes, and configurations to match your decor perfectly. We even offer a custom colour option, where we are able to colour match to many popular paint providers such as Farrow And Ball, Dulux, Crown and RAL - view our gallery for our latest customised projects and inspiration! This level of customisation is hard or simply not possible to achieve with DIY shutters, which are often limited to standard sizes and fewer customisation options.

Many homes feature windows that are arched, oversized, bay, or otherwise non-standard. These windows require custom shutter solutions that DIY kits cannot adequately address. Not only that, they will also be a lot more challenging to install, even for the DIY enthusiasts. We can create and expertly install completely bespoke shutters that match the specific dimensions and shapes, ensuring a seamless look and functionality that DIY efforts might not achieve as well as taking the stress away from you.

Warranty and Support

Some DIY shutter companies have started to offer warranties and guarantees on their products such as issues with materials or pre-assembly by the manufacturer however these often come with varying rules and limitations.

Most DIY shutter companies do not offer any cover for incorrect measurements or problematic installation, placing full responsibility on the consumer. This means that if a measurement is made incorrectly or installed inadequately, the customer will need to purchase the shutter order again. If you have hired a handyman to fit the shutters, this may also mean an additional cost for them to re-fit as well.

Professional shutters often come with warranties that protect your investment. This can cover anything from the shutter material to the installation process. You also have the added reassurance that your shutters have been measured correctly and will fit perfectly, meaning less stress for you. Additionally, professional services typically include after-sale support to help with any issues that may arise such as accidental damage.

White plantation shutters in a room with two black chairs and beige walls

Energy Efficiency

Professional installers are equipped to handle windows of all shapes and sizes to ensure shutters are tightly fitted to the windows, which improves insulation. They have expert knowledge in how to measure and install non- standard shapes and sizes, which might be particularly challenging for DIY installations. Custom-fit shutters for these kinds of windows are crucial because even small gaps can significantly diminish a window’s energy efficiency.

A recent independent study, commissioned and funded by the British Shutter Blind Association (BBSA), showed that internal plantation shutters have the ability to reduce energy loss by up to 28%. By opting for a professional company to install your shutters, the chance of any gaps or ill-fitting shutters is reduced therefore maximising on the energy reduction, and saving you money in the long-term.

The Benefits of Professional Shutters VS DIY Shutters

For some, opting for DIY shutters may seem appealing due to the potential cost saving however it is worth considering the long-term value and cost. Getting the professionals in might represent a larger upfront cost, but they often offer greater durability, aesthetic integration, and energy efficiency, which can save money and enhance home comfort in the long run, plus take the stress away from you.

At Feather and Grey Interiors, we understand that choosing the right window stylings is crucial not just for the look of your home, but also for its functionality. That's why we are committed to providing not only the highest quality materials and professional installation but also expert advice tailored to your specific needs.

From the initial consultation to the final reveal, our expert team ensures every step is handled with precision and care. Each installation is meticulously executed to meet rigorous standards, further enhanced by our robust warranties and guarantees on both products and labour. We offer an initial complimentary design consultation to discuss your specific needs and how we can help you  transform your windows into stunning focal points that offer lasting efficiency, style and elegance.

Get in touch today to see how we can help transform your home.


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