We provide full turn-key service to measure, design, build, finish and install your exterior shutters, but for those of you who love a DIY job, this is a perfect way to save some some money by using a little elbow grease! We can build the shutters to your specifications and deliver them to you Unfinished / Raw. You can paint, prime and install them yourself with a little help on this page. This will also give you an understanding of what hardware you will need. And if you need more help, as always, we are only a click or a phone call away!
With the Direct Mount Installation Method, the shutters are mounted directly to the exterior surface. This can be achieved in one of two ways:
With fasteners through the front of the shutter. This method does not require the purchase of any hardware to install.
With a Hidden Mounting Brackets attached to the back of the shutter. This method allows the homeowner to easily lift the shutters off of the house for cleaning or painting. There is no visible hardware with the Hidden Mounting Brackets.
With the Dummy Mount Installation Method, you have the look of functional shutters, but with a reduced hardware cost. The shutters are direct mounted to the house (see "direct mount" above) and then "dummy" or "faux" hinge fronts are applied to the top. You my also add shutter dogs or latches for aesthetic value, but these are optional.
authentic or historical mount
With the Authentic Mount Installation Method, shutters are installed with actual hinges to open, close and swing out from the house for cleaning. This is the historic, operable way to install exterior shutters. Most people like this look, but do not actually plan to ever close the shutters over the glass. Bolt Latches are required if the shutters are actually going to be closed over the windows, otherwise bolt latches and ring pulls are decorative options. Shutter Dogs are required to keep shutters open against the house. If you are planning to close the shutters over the windows, please let us know that right away, it requires smaller measurements for them to fit inside of the opening. Note, unless specifically stated in the order paperwork, shutters will be measured for the most aesthetically pleasing look when open against the house. The shutters will swing, but will not generally fit to close over the glass. This must be planned with the original measurements at the time of ordering.