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How to Best Prepare for Your Shutter Installation

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When you’re about to get new shutters installed, it can be exciting – after all, your home is about to gain the benefits of a premium window covering with all the beauty and comfort that comes with it. No doubt, you have already planned a rearrangement of your rooms or are thinking of other improvements you can make for the ultimate luxury – but wait! Before you get wrapped up in the thrill of the whole thing, there are a few things that you need to do to make sure installation goes smoothly.

At the Scottish Shutter Company, we do most of the work, but there are a few things you can do to ensure a perfect end result. For a stress-free day, read on to learn how to best prepare for your shutter installation.

Prepare Your Space

We’re not asking for much, but a few simple steps you can take beforehand will minimise the stress and benefit us all. Together, we can ensure work is done efficiently and with beautiful results. A few simple adjustments make a big difference.

Furniture and Obstacles

Making sure the space around the windows is clear and that pathways throughout the house are easy to traverse will help a lot. Moving furniture, existing curtains, and decorative items like vases, plants and picture frames will make a clear workspace. Plus, if you’ve been using Temposhade for a temporary covering, this can be taken down and discarded.

Delicate Items

Our team will be completely respectful of your home and everything within it, but it doesn’t hurt to move anything delicate well out of the way so nothing can be damaged by accident. We’d all hate for that to happen. Relocate them or cover them for protection.

Window Cleaning

We’ll put up beautiful shutters for you, but if you want to see the maximum effect when they’re all up, you’ll want shining clear windows! It’s a great idea to get these cleaned before the team arrives to install the shutters.

Carpets and Floor

No, no, we don’t need you to do anything here! We’ll bring plenty of dust sheets and ensure your floor is protected throughout the process.


Shutter Installation Day

Once your shutters are ready, we’ll arrange an installation appointment with you and work around your timetable for your convenience. All we ask is that someone be at home to greet the installers and answer any questions they may have. When we call, you’ll have the chance to clarify anything you want to know about the process or the shutters themselves; don’t be shy; we’re here to help.

A typical installation takes a few hours, but of course, it depends on how many windows we’re shuttering. Don’t worry, though. We’ll be out of there as quickly as a smooth, professional job allows.

Our installers are a great team of respectful professionals. We will treat your space with the care it deserves, using shoe covers and leaving your home spotless. We bring all our own tools, so you don’t need anything. If you have any requirements, just let us know, and we’ll take them all into account.

It’s important that you keep your pets away from the installation area, but we work in one room at a time, so we can easily work around them even in a smaller environment.

Plus, we know that installation can be disruptive and noisy at times, but we prioritise minimising the impact and providing a stress-free experience for you. Our customers’ experience is of paramount importance to the whole team.

We’ll show you everything about your new shutters and how they work when it’s done. Feel free to ask our installers any questions, no matter how silly you think they may be – just because we work with shutters every day doesn’t mean we don’t understand how new they might be to you! 

…and then we’re gone, and you can enjoy your beautiful new shutters in privacy and comfort.


Shutter Installation FAQs

Q: What time will the shutter installation be?

A: We do all our main work during business hours, but if you need to arrange something outside of this, we can work to suit you.

Q: Do I need to make tea or coffee for the team?

A: Thank you for thinking of us, but don’t feel like you need to put yourself out. However, we’ll unlikely turn down a cup of tea or coffee!

Q: What happens if I need to go out?

A: For security and insurance reasons, we prefer you  to be at home while we are there. Of course, if an emergency happens, just let us know, and we can rearrange it accordingly.

Q: Do I need to leave tools out?

A: No, not at all. We have all our own premium kit. However, we may need to plug something in for the electricity.

Q: Can I DIY install my shutters?

A: Installing the shutters is part of the service at SSC, and we strongly advise against any DIY installations or tampering. Our team are experts who ensure a perfect fit backed up by a warranty. There’s really no need to do anything yourself.

Q: Can I use my shutters right away?

A: Absolutely, they’ll be ready to use the moment we leave.

Q: Are my shutters guaranteed?

A: Yes, all shutters installed by the Scottish Shutter Company come with a ‘Perfect Fit’ five-year guarantee.

Q: What do I do if there’s a problem?

A: Call us – we’ll fix it ASAP.

New Shutter Day with the Scottish Shutter Company

Looking to get new shutters and experience the thrill of new shutter day yourself? Request an appointment with SSC and see what shutters can do to revitalise your home.

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David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. David has over 35 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.

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