A Step-By-Step Guide To Installing Exterior Shutters

Posted on: 12 October 2023

Exterior shutters are a great addition to any home. Not only do they add curb appeal, but they also provide practical benefits such as protection against the elements and added security. If you're thinking about installing exterior shutters on your home but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place.

Step 1: Determine the Right Size and Style

Before you begin installation, you'll need to decide on the right size and style of shutters for your home. You'll want to choose a style that matches the architecture of your home and complements its color scheme. To ensure a perfect fit for your shutters, it's important to measure the height and width of your windows accurately. This will guarantee a snug and seamless installation. You'll also need to decide whether you want to install standard or custom-sized shutters.

Step 2: Mounting Options

The next step is to decide on mounting options for your shutters. When selecting your mounting option, you have two primary choices: direct mount or hinge mount. These options provide distinct advantages, and the choice you make will depend on your individual needs and personal preferences. Direct mount means that the shutters are attached to the surface of the house, whereas hinge mount means that the shutters are attached to the house with hinges. Direct mount is the most common method of mounting shutters, but hinge mount can provide a more traditional look.

Step 3: Install the Shutter Hardware

Once you've decided on your mounting options, you'll need to install the hardware for your shutters. This typically involves screws, anchors, and hinges. For standard shutters, you can use pre-drilled holes in the shutter. For custom shutters, you may need to create your own holes. Be sure to use a level to ensure that your hardware is installed correctly and that your shutters will hang straight.

Step 4: Attach the Shutters to the Hardware

With your hardware in place, it's time to attach your shutters. This can be done by sliding the shutter onto the hinges or by using screws to attach the shutter directly to the hardware. Be sure to double-check your measurements to ensure that your shutters are level and hang correctly. If you're not confident in your DIY skills, it may be best to hire a professional to install your shutters.

Reach out to a professional in your area to learn more about exterior shutters


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