Plantation shutters are popular not only due to aesthetics and customisation benefits but as well as its easy installation. You do not have to be a genius to install this type of window covering. Anyone can do it as long as they know how to read and follow instructions.
Plantation Shutters Installation
- Measuring your window—First things first. Measure the height and width of your window. This can help you determine the size of plantation shutters you need. If you have no idea how to make the right measurements, then it is highly recommended that you call someone else who knows how to do it properly. Returning an item to a home depot or online shop may be too time-consuming and may come a bit costly.
- Make use of filter strips to determine your layout—Most often than not, you will get a good number of 1/8” filler strips included on the plantation shutters you order. Other than it can be used for the purpose of adjusting the width, it can also be a great tool to use as a template for your layout.
- Measure the shutters—Place the shutters together then measure the overall width.
- Fasten filler strips—Know how many filler strips you need. Then, place in the screws all the way through the frame of the shutter and glide the filler strips into the screw.
- Mount it—Hold it in place, and then align the screws with the pre-drilled holes. Tighten the screws in place in a slow manner, and then repeat it on the other side. (Tip: Do not tighten the screws too tight in case adjustments are needed or necessary.)
- Check the alignment then adjust if required—To ensure that everything is properly aligned, close the shutters in place. Once all required adjustments are completed, insert the screw cover plugs. This should be included in your kit.
- Make hardware placement—To work on the layout, using a pencil, mark half way down on the face of the window cover. Put a level on the mark using a pencil to draw a horizontal line on each side of the frame.
- Pre-drill holes—Get the centre point on each of the frames and create a vertical line that will cross the horizontal line. Use a drill bit, measuring ¼”, to pre-drill the holes on each of the door where the horizontal and vertical lines intersect.
- Attach the fixture and test—Turn on the right side of the knob, without the fastener, into the pre-drilled hole on your shutter. Do the same on the left side knob. Examine locks by closing the latch.
There you have it. However, if you don’t think you can pull it off properly, you can always call the pros. Visit our website to learn more.