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The Ultimate Guide to Installing Plantation Shutters on Your Own

by | Nov 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

This guide shows you how to install plantation shutters on a standard window and on the outside mount. If you have a bay window or you wish to install the plantation shutters on the inside mount you will need to take different measurements, however, the instructions you find below will help you get an idea as to what you need to do.

Step One – Choosing the Position

Here at Sun Devil Shutters, our phoenix plantation shutters are high-quality and ready to be installed in your home. If you choose to install your new shutters yourself you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools. The tools you’ll need include:

  • A tape measure
  • A level
  • Paper and pen
  • A drill 

You will now need to choose the position of the frame. It will need to be fitted to a flat surface. If your window tilts or opens inward, the shutter frame will obstruct it. Please feel free to contact us as we might be able to help you. 

Now Fit the L-frame onto a surrounding wall. 

Step Two – Measure the Window

Measure the height and width of the window in at least three places. Write down the smallest dimensions that you find.  You now need to measure the area where you’ll place the mount. Measure in at least three places. 

Step Three – Choose the Depth of the Frame

It’s vital that you choose the depth of your frame. Once you have decided on the slat size you’ll need to measure anything that is close to the window such as obstructions or handles.  As soon as you know the depth of the frame, you’ll have a better idea as to how large your new plantation shutters will be. 

Step Four – Assembling the Frame

Assemble the frame as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Every section of the frame will be marked with either Left, Right, Top, or Bottom. The end of the frame has been mitered so it can connect to an adjoining piece.  

Step Five – Fixing the Frame into Position

Lift the frame to the window and place it where it needs to be. Your frame might not come with any pre-drilled holes. This is to ensure you can fix it exactly where it needs to be. If you need any help with this please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Make sure that the frame is level and start to insert a crew on each side, one side at a time. When you are satisfied that the frame is level you can add the remaining screws

Step Six – Hanging the Panels

Depending on where you purchased your plantation shutters, your frame might come with 2 hinges. Whatever the case may be, you will need to make sure that the right panels are in the right location. 

Line up the hinge parts and ensure that you can connect the drop pin. Do this until all of the panels are attached. Don’t be afraid to adjust the hinges, should you need to. 

Your new plantation shutters should now be looking good. If the panels do not line up unscrew the affected section of the frame and adjust it until you’re satisfied. 

If you have any difficulties with the installation process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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