How to Install Functional Shutter Hardware
For Composite Wood Shutters
What You’ll Need Before Installing
|WHAT HARDWARE YOU’LL NEED|
|Strap Hinges • Pintles • Shutter Capping|
Installation Screws • Fastener Anchors
|WHAT YOU’LL NEED|
|Drill • Crescent & Socket Wrenches • Pencil|
Tape Measure • Level • Ladder or Step Stool
Before You Begin
- Ensure both shutters and your window frame are free of any debris, dirt, or anything that may cause friction during the installation process.
- Your shutters are custom made for each window so it is important to double-check that you have the correct pair of shutters for each window prior to starting your installation.
- Designate an area to safely lay your shutters down flat with the backside of the shutter facing up. We suggest laying down a cloth on top of your surface so as to not scratch or damage the front face of the shutter.
- We recommend using Tapcon® screws and expansion shields when working with masonry (brick, stone, stucco, etc.). When drilling into masonry, always drill the hole for the expansion shield using a masonry bit in a hammer drill.
- Along with the necessary tools required, make sure all hardware is accounted for and grouped together.
- When installing your shutters, it is ideal to start by installing the bottom hardware first because the bottom hinge will provide the primary source of stability for when your shutters are fully installed.
Step 1: Position Shutter In Window Casing
With the backside of the shutter facing out, place the shutter into the window opening, then place a spacer block or shim under the shutter at the bottom edge and between the shutter and the side of the window jamb to give ¼” clearance.
Step 2: Align Strap & Pintle
Then, combine the pintle and strap to create a hinge. After the hinge is aligned and level, mark the holes for the pintle with your pencil and the center of the strap.
Step 3: Install Strap On Shutter
With the shutter on a flat surface, drill pilot holes for each of the strap holes then tighten screws into each of the pre drilled holes.
Step 4: Attach Pintle To Siding Material
Plate & Jamb Pintles
Step 5: Install Remaining Strap & Pintle
Simply repeat Steps 1-3 for the top hinge. Check that the shutter is level by placing a level on the outer side of the shutter when in the closed position. After, repeat Steps 1-4 for the remaining shutter.
Step 6: Install Bullet Catch
Install the clasp onto the backside of the outer stile (vertical frame).
The clasp should be approximately one inch above the bottom rail.
Center the clasp on the stile and secure it with the screws provided.
Insert the bullet into the clasp.
Open the shutter and mark the position of the bullet where it touched the siding.
Drill a hole in the siding, insert the lag screw into the back of the bullet and screw the bullet into the siding.
Test the alignment of the bullet by opening the shutter and snapping the clasp onto the bullet.
If installing into masonry siding, an expansion shield is recommended when inserting the bullet lag screw into the hole.
Step 7: Install Tieback
For tiebacks, we recommend measuring about 4” in from the edge of the shutter and about 1-2” below the shutter. Once you’ve determined the location, mark it with a pencil.
Assemble the tieback with the included lag screw.
With the shutter in the open position, hold the tieback along the bottom of the shutter.
Measure 4” from the outer edge of the shutter and place a mark on the siding.
Place a mark one-half inch below the original mark.
Drill a hole at the new mark and install the tieback.
Step 8: Add Shutter Lock
Shutter locks look and function best when installed on the center rail of each shutter. Begin by centering the slide portion (the larger piece of the lock) on the center rail of the shutter so it sits flush within the outer edge of the shutter.
Use a level to ensure it is level then fasten it to the shutter with the provided screws.
Then, install the catch on the other shutter centering the catch on the center rail and along the outer edge of the shutter.
Close the shutters to ensure the slide inserts into the catch with both shutters closed.
Place a level against the bottom of the slide portion and draw a line on the opposite shutter to locate the catch portion location then fasten to the shutter with the remaining screws.
The slide bar should slide smoothly into the catch.
Step 9: Add Pull Ring
Pull rings should be installed along the outer stile, 6” up from the bottom edge. Center the pull ring on the stile and secure it with the screws provided.
Step 10: Add Capping
Shutter capping is intended to be installed over the top edge of your shutters.
Ensure the intended area is free of debris and moisture and remove the plastic film from the underside of the capping to expose the adhesive and firmly press onto the top edge of each shutter.