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Do You Need a Professional Shutter Installer?

12:00PM 04 February 2023

So, you’ve decided to buy some shutters. And why not? They’re stylish, versatile, long-lasting, practical, and they’re great heat insulators. But then there’s the choice of whether to go down the DIY route or to call in the professionals. As a DIY company, we would be remiss if we didn’t say that the former is your best option, but for the sake of fairness, let’s cover the pros and cons of both.

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DIY Shutters

At The Shutter Store, we love to make things as simple as possible for you. You don’t have to be a dab hand at DIY to carry out your own shutter installation. If you’re thinking about fitting some shutters, here’s all you need to know.


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The Pros

1) Price
If you’re hoping to save money, self-installation is the way to go. By shopping with The Shutter Store, you’ll be saving upwards of 40% against other measure and install companies.

2) It’s easier than you think
Our easy-to-follow measuring and install guides make things simple. With their step-by-step instructions, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is. All you need is a spirit level, drill, screwdriver, and measuring tape. And if you ever need a hand, our shutter experts are always here to help.

3) Satisfaction
If you’ve ever dabbled in DIY, then you’ll know that there’s no reward quite like the satisfaction that comes with completing a project on your own. And because our shutters are built to last, you'll have a gentle reminder of your handiwork for years to come.

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The Cons

There may be a few situations in which carrying out your own shutter installation isn’t the best idea. For example, if you have a special shaped window, then it may be time to get some experts in. Additionally, if your windows are in an awkward part of the room, having a Shutter Specialist measure and install isn’t a bad idea. Lastly, if you are someone who suffers from mobility issues, hiring a qualified carpenter will save you a lot of time and stress.

Hiring a professional shutter installer

There are many businesses throughout the UK which specialise in carrying out shutter installations. One such example is our sister company, Shutterly Fabulous. As one of the UK’s original shutter experts since 2002, you’ll be in safe hands. But before you decide to go down this road, let’s discuss the pros and cons.


The Pros

1) Expert Advice
By working with a company like Shutterly, you’ll have someone measure up for you. During this consultation, you’ll be able to pick the brains of the expert before choosing your final design. They may have some ideas or solutions which never occurred to you, resulting in a more practical or aesthetically pleasing design. However, the same can be said for our in-office team at The Shutter Store. Whether you’re after Full Height, Tier-On-Tier, or Café Style Shutters, we’ll be able to talk you through it.

2) Save Time
If you’re particularly busy and don’t have the time to perform your own shutter installation, then getting in the experts might be a solution. If, for example, you get every window in your house shuttered, this could take someone with little experience quite some time. However, this would be all in a day’s work for a Shutter Specialist from Shutterly Fabulous.

The Cons

1) The Price
As already mentioned, a measure and installation service is much more expensive that DIY. So, if you’re watching the pennies, look no further than The Shutter Store.

2) A Longer Wait
Once your shutters have been made, we ship them right to you. With shutter installation companies, you also have to wait for your shutter installation date, never mind your initial design consultation. So, if you’d like your shutters sooner rather than later, DIY is the way to go.

If you still have questions about the pros and cons of DIY shutters, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk today and one of the team will get back to you shortly.