How to Install Plantation Shutters

Installing plantation shutters can be daunting, but it is not as difficult as it seems. Here is everything you need to know about installing shutters.

 

What You Need:

  • Tape Measure
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Pencil
  • Wood Shim or other thin piece of wood
  • Level

 

Measuring For Plantation Shutters

First you will measure the window. You will have to do this before you order your plantation shutters. Measure across the window diagonally from the top corner to the opposite bottom corner. Then measure the depth of the window.

 

 

 

 

 

Installing Mounts

Next you will need to install the mounts, before you do any installation you need to decide if you want the mounts to attach to the inside or the outside of the window casing. The easiest way to do this is by adding a piece of wood to the windowsill to hold the shutter in the correct place, then while holding the plantation shutter in the correct position use a pencil to mark the holes. Remove the shutters, and then drill holes in screw marks.

 

Attaching the Plantation Shutters

Now you are ready to attach the shutters to the mounts. Hold the shutters in position and drill in screws to secure the shutters to the window casings. Be sure to check the shutters by using a level after each install to be sure that they are straight and even.

 

If you have any questions about installing shutters, give us a call!

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