- March 5, 2020 /
- Posted by admin
Although many homeowners enlist the help of experts for their custom blinds, there is a growing trend for customers to install DIY shutters themselves, then have them wired by an electrician of their choice.
There are compelling arguments for solutions with both DIY and professional installation, but at the end of the day, it all simply comes down to whether you consider yourself up to the task or not.
Read on to hear about the remarkable benefits of choosing to set up rollers by yourself, as well as taking into account the minor drawbacks of a do-it-yourself approach for your new shades.
Why select DIY roller shutters?
There are a host of outstanding reasons why you might want to install designs by yourself. Some of the top reasons we hear from clients looking for a self-directed solution include the factors of cost, time-saving and more.
Decreased total price
All things considered, DIY styles are roughly 25-35% cheaper than their company-installed counterparts, even after accounting for an electrician to wire your shutters. Opting for a self-guided, custom approach also provides you with the flexibility of choosing your own electrician as part of an ongoing maintenance relationship, as opposed to having to go with the one-off technician chosen by the company for the consultation.
It saves you time
A company-fixed system has to be installed on the time and date agreed between homeowner and company. Consider this: you might work odd hours or do shift work, or you don’t have an exact idea of when you will be free for the team. You also don’t know when the company will be free to put up your new blinds or how long you’ll have to wait for them to come in. All of these inconveniences are removed when it comes to putting up DIY shutters.
There are many variables that can contribute to why you might want to ditch the business and install on your own schedule. If your plan is delayed by a week (or even two weeks), it might simply be a frustration (and an avoidable one at that). However, if the company comes past even 10 minutes late and you’ve had to run out for something, you may be in strife.
Who are DIY Roller shutters best for?
With years of experience in the business, the team at Secure Window Roller Shutters has developed our products for easy and dust-free installation.
All of our products are accompanied by a clear, straightforward instruction manual, so as long as you have a spare set of hands and the necessary power tools, you’re guaranteed to be right as rain. It really is as simple as putting the rollers up and getting an electrician to pop by so your system will be automated with your home’s electrical setup.
With your choice of assistance, you can put up your blinds at your own pace – as quickly and conveniently as possible. Once the hardware is in place, it takes a simple 15 minute consult with an electrician to complete the coordinated effort.
Still not sure that DIY blinds are for you?
Despite our high-quality product design and successful sales model, we understand that going at it alone isn’t for everyone. Although the process is fairly simple and instructions are clear, some designs can be rather heavy and awkward to install. A single person might struggle to set up a particular style as certain designs can be more difficult to fix than others.
It is important to note that, once your blinds are fixed, they’ll still have to be wired into your home’s electricity system. In some situations where you don’t have time to think about finding an electrician, or your handyman is not on call, you may just want to skip DIY installation and have professional tradespeople come to your home and just get the whole job done while you put your feet up (for an added fee, of course).
We also want to remind you that DIY factory shutters are not recommended for people with second storey windows, tricky installations or other “problem” areas. Professional tradesmen have the skills and know-how to fix the stylings in even the trickiest of situations, and this may be enough to persuade you against attempting it yourself.
Browse our collection
We proudly display a vast collection of high-quality products for both DIY and professional set up. Our products have all been designed and manufactured using the finest modern home principles, and we are thrilled to share such a sophisticated collection with Australia’s home and business owners.
Feel free to browse our extensive collection online, finding the style that will invigorate your space. We provide super-fast delivery on our products throughout Australia and, if you require, professional setup.
If you’re still not sure whether the DIY or professional option would be best for you, don’t hesitate to shout out to our friendly customer service team. We’ll fix you up quick smart so you can get your blinds ASAP.