Hold the shutter against the exterior wall next to the window with the help of an assistant. Align the side of the shutter flush against the exterior window trim. Align the top and the bottom of the shutter with the trim along the top and bottom of the window. It should not extend above or below the trim.
Installing Shutters, the Right Way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you attach decorative shutters?
0:442:18How to Install Exterior Shutters - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipPush. It on through the holes and Mark where you want to position your screws. If you're installingMorePush. It on through the holes and Mark where you want to position your screws. If you're installing into wood like we are here what you're gonna want to do is drill some pilot holes.
How do you attach decorative shutters to Brick?
1:352:53How to Install Vinyl Shutters with Spikes to Exterior Brick, Concrete ...YouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipUse a marker or all to mark the six mounting hole locations on the building drill a quarter inchMoreUse a marker or all to mark the six mounting hole locations on the building drill a quarter inch diameter hole two and a quarter inches deep at each of the points on the wall.
Why are exterior shutters mounted at the sides?
Traditionally mounted shutters are hinged at the sides. At one time, shutters were intended to open and close, providing protection for windows when they were closed and allowing in light and air when they were open. These days, many exterior shutters are purely decorative and don't close at all.
How tall do shutters need to be on Windows?
The height and width of the decorative exterior shutters will depend on the dimensions of the windows. Get a tape measure and determine the height and width of the windows. The height of the shutters will follow the same height as the window or with at 2-inches allowance.