Window Shutter Installation Guide

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Installing Shutters using Fasteners

Required for Installation:
Electric drill, ¼" drill bit, 3⁄8" drill bit, hammer, and shutter fasteners.
(¼" carbide drill bit is required for stucco, hardboard, fiber cement, brick or masonry.)

For shutters up to 55", use four shutter fasteners per shutter. For shutters 55" and over, use six shutter fasteners per shutter. See diagrams below.

For use on any surface including: wood, aluminum, vinyl, stucco, hardboard, brick, fiber cement, or masonry.

How to remove old shutters:
To remove shutters, do not attempt to pull out the shutter fasteners. Simply use a pair of snips and slide them behind the shutter to cut the shutter fastener off at the shank.

Step 1

Place the shutter next to the window and mark desired location against the wall or window.

Step 2 

Keep shutter fasteners aligned uniformly by drilling ¼" holes into the shutter and 2½" into the wall. On brick, position holes over mortar joints. Do not attach shutters at this time.

Step 3

With the ¼" holes drilled into the shutter and wall, remove the shutter from the wall. Enlarge the holes in the shutter by using a 3⁄8" drill bit.

Step 4

Reposition the shutter against the wall. Grasp the shutter fastener supporting shank and push it through the shutter hole and into the wall surface. Tap the shutter fastener gently with a hammer to snug the shutter against the siding. Do not over tighten, or this will cause the shutter  o dimple. Repeat this step for all holes.

Installing Shutters using Screws

Required for Installation:
Electric drill, 5⁄16" and ¼" drill bit.
Note: For masonry installation use a ¼" masonry bit and drill a 2" deep hole then insert a #8 wall anchor.

For shutters up to 55", use four screws per shutter. For shutters 55" and over, use six screws per shutter. See figures at right.

For use on any surface including: wood, aluminum, vinyl, stucco, hardboard, brick, fiber cement, or masonry.

Step 1

Place the shutter next to the window and mark desired location against the wall or window.

Step 2

When installing shutters smaller than 55", drill (4) 5/16" holes in the locations shown at right. If the shutter is 55" and over, drill (4) 5⁄16" holes and (2) ¼" holes in the locations shown in the diagram below.

Step 3
Reposition the shutter against the wall and screw it into place using the screws provided. Do not over tighten the screws. When installing a shutter 55" and over, screw the two center screws in first (the screws using the ¼" holes).

Measuring Windows
Steps to Measure and Select a Window Look

Step 1 

Measure the Width and Length of your Window Opening to get the Exterior Window Opening dimensions (fig.1). 
Remember to include the window frame in your measurement.

Step 2 

Choose Shutter Style: Louver, Raised Panel.

Step 3 

Choose Shutter Type: Standard or Custom.

Note: Not all shutter styles are available Standard and Custom. See Products Here.

Step 4 

Determine Shutter Width.
Note: See Prouduct Pages Here for available widths of Standard or Custom shutters.

Step 5 
Determine Shutter Length.*
Note: This number should be the same number as the window length determined in Step 1.

*A note about shutter length.
Shutters are decorative and do not open and close. Because they are decorative, they don't have to match the window length exactly. They can be up to an inch short or long and will still look fine on a window.

Header Options

(Note: Header width is measured along the base width of the header for windows and doors)
Determine the header width (2 options)

Option 1
Use window opening width measurement from step 1.

Option 2
Use window opening width measurement from step 1. Take shutter width from step 4 and double it. Add these two measurements together to get header width.

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