How to get rustic window stools shutters shutters open and out
The rustic wooden shutters that decorate the windows of many homes and businesses can be replaced with a simple metal shutters to keep them in good condition, but how long will it take?
A new survey of homeowners across the country, by the firm Trustworthy Living, found that in many cases the new window shutter will be ready to go within two weeks.
“There are no hard and fast rules for when a homeowner will be able to remove a window shut, but the reality is, if they are having problems with the doors or windows, it could take longer than two weeks,” Trustworthy said.
Trustworthy’s study, released Wednesday, also found that many homeowners in urban areas, such as New York, would be able get their doors and windows back to a “pre-wipe” state by next week.
That’s because most homeowners will be replacing the original metal shutter.
However, the survey found that some older homeowners may be able move on with their windows, but not all, and some older homes will need to be replaced to get to a more “previously-wiped” state.
“If you’re looking at an older home and there’s damage to the door or window, or you’ve lost your power or have problems with a window that you think is not being kept up and kept in good shape, you may need to do some work with that,” said Mark Schatz, senior vice president and chief executive officer of Trustworthy.
“If you’ve already removed the window and you’ve done all the work on the exterior, you can do it without the need to replace the window.
If you’ve got some additional damage, you’re going to need to go to the next level of the repair.”
A few states are getting rid of their old-style window shuters and replacing them with newer, modern shutters.
Those states include California, Arizona, Maine, Connecticut, Hawaii and Illinois.
Schatz says some homeowners will need more time to move on, and many will need it in the next couple of weeks.
“The more time people have to do the work to get them back in their good condition and ready to be moved, the better the chance that the homeowners are going to be able,” he said.
In the end, Schatz says, most homeowners would be better off waiting a few weeks.