DIY Shutters

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You might be surprised by how simple it is to install shutters. Installing shutters from Shutters Quickly is an easily achievable task by someone who is reasonably handy with a drill and screw driver. Whether you are a seasoned renovation guru or just getting started on some simple by effective home improvements, installing shutters is going to give you an immensely satisfying result. Considering the cost effectiveness of PVC shutters you can fit out an entire house for less than the cost of having a few rooms professionally installed.

We have detailed installation guides, you can give us a call if you get stuck and if you change your mind and want the shutters installed then we can arrange an installer for you.

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What is PVC and are PVC shutters any good?

PVC is an amalgamation of plastic is a highly versatile thermoplastic is the third most popular synthetic plastic polymer in the word in a near-endless variety of industries, but especially building and construction. It’s strong and economical – PVC can be recycled up to 7 times and have an average lifespan of 140 years.

Due to its strength and resistant to the elements, PVC shutters are a top choice for home owners today. They’re affordable, can match any room and are super easy to keep clean.

How much are PVC shutters?

Of all the cheap plantation shutters options, these are the most popular choice. At an average of $300 per square metre, they make attaining a clean and modern look in homes attainable for many. They’re especially popular in rental properties because they’re cheaper to replace with frequent styling changes and can come with lockable options for extra security.

At Shutters Quickly we promise our customers a 10% price beat guarantee on other genuine retailer quotes for a comparable product. With free delivery to metro areas, what’s not to love?

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The Benefits of PVC Shutters

The benefits of PVC Shutters are well known, and they only continue to rise in popularity due to the wide variety of situations they can be used in and the styles and colours available. Some of the top reasons to love PVC plantation shutters include:

Get your DIY PVC shutters from the best

With a focus on Australian made products, Shutters Quickly has a serious point of difference in the shutters market. We deal directly with the manufacturer, and that means that we get quick access to products and can offer our customers the best price because we don’t have an extra mark-up we need to pass on. Our staff differ from the average as well, made up of service technicians who can fully install your PVC shutters if you don’t want the hassle of installing them yourself. They’re experts at what they do, and are able to carry out repairs and replacements for wear and tear or warranty claims. With direct access to plantations shutters parts, we can help our customers well beyond the initial sale.
If you’re looking for a shutters company that can offer the full service and place a premium on customer service – give our team a call or submit an enquiry today.

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DIY shutters can be made with inexpensive material. The DIY shutter will come in different shapes and sizes, but the idea is the same.

Measure out enough area for all your boards such that you add an inch (2cm) on both top and bottom cut-lines to account for the width of the pine board & saw kerf, and at least 3 inches (8cm) space on each side to allow for paint coverage between boards. Cut each wood board to length by running it through a table or circular saw and use a straight edge (ruler) to make sure they are all exactly the same length according to the measurement marks made beforehand.

It’s easy to DIY plantation shutters, and you should go for it!

Shutters are often easier than other types of window treatments to install on your own. With other window treatments such as curtains or shades, the installation bolts can be hard to reach once you get your head in there because of the molding that gets in the way or because they’re inside a frame that has been painted shut. Shutters, on the other hand, hang from an opening at their top edge and usually have self-holding screws at their bottom corners. So they’re easily installed by anyone.

Shutters are made from lightweight, rot-resistant wood like cedar. Cedar is produced in both naturally occurring and managed forests of North America, Northwestern US and Canada. Cedar is so ubiquitous because even though it decays easily when untreated or exposed to water, its decay can be controlled with paint, linseed oil or wood sealants. It’s also easy to handle while still green which makes it suitable for DIY shutter projects.

There are many good materials to consider for shutters. You’ll want something that’s reflective, durable, and affordable. The following is a list of the best shutter materials ranked by their price point (the highest price first):
– Aluminum (expensive)
– Steel (high cost)
– PVC (middle of the road cost)
– Fiberglass or vinyl shutters with wood frame (the lowest cost).

Both types of door/window coverings have benefits and drawbacks. On the other hand, wood shutters are often more attractive and their natural surfaces provide a better fit for most homes; but they can be expensive and inflexible in case you might want to change something later (such as moving it from an open position at night). Another drawback is that some polymer blends can deteriorate if exposed to UV light over extended periods of time, leading them to become brittle or show surface cracks when gently flexed – so choose wisely when picking your shutter material!