Going DIY With Home Shutters

Before you order installed shutters perhaps you wish to consider doing it yourself. Let’s talk about why you would DIY and whether or not it fits your needs.

Why Choose DIY Roller Shutters?

First, let’s consider why DIY shutters deserve your attention.

Price – a Slimline 1800 x 1500 mm shutter installed & wired costs $1322 today. EzyFit DIY roller shutters cost $727. Now, installation + wiring are the difference. Let’s say an electrician costs you $300 on a DIY shutter. You’re still saving almost $300 by installing it yourself.

And if you have multiple shutters the price can really make a difference. If you’re installing 10 shutters you can save $3000+ by doing it yourself. On an 800 x 1000 mm shutter the difference is over $500 – $606 DIY vs $1151 installed through Ultimate Shutter.  An average full home installation of 15 shutters would save thousands through DIY.

Time – an installed shutter needs to be installed on the date & at the time we’ve agreed. Maybe you work irregular, odd hours. Or maybe you don’t know exactly when you’ll have a free couple of hours to get it done. Is your electrician not available this week? There are a lot of reasons you may want to postpone installation and setup the shutters on your own schedule. If your roller shutter DIY project gets delayed a week, no problem. But if your installer comes and you say you aren’t ready … bigger problem.

Installation videos are available for DIY roller shutters

Installation videos are available for DIY roller shutters

Who are DIY Shutters For?

Doing it yourself isn’t for everyone. While the process is fairly easy and the installation instructions are clear, our Slimline shutter weighs almost 4 kg per square metre and our Fortress is much heavier. A single person working alone would struggle with installing a Fortress and someone who isn’t handy or doesn’t ever use tools may not enjoy the process and would find it stressful to attempt installation.

Also, once your shutter is up, it needs to be wired into your home’s mains. For most people this means setting up an install appointment anyways and the hassle of having someone come to your house at a pre-selected time. If you need to have one tradie come over, why not have two and get both parts of the job done at once?

DIY shutters are also not for those with tricky installations, second storey windows or other “problem” installations. While our installers have the experience & understanding to fit nearly any home or opening with a shutter, you may not want to attempt a difficult placement as the first shutter you’re ever going to install.

Ordering Roller Shutters DIY & Installed

If you want to order both DIY and installed shutters you can press the “Shop for Shutters” menu button above or simply start at our homepage: https://www.ultimateshutter.com.au/

And if you have any questions please use the live chat when we’re online or call us 24 hours a day for assistance.