Installing your new window shutters

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					          Installing your new window shutters
                                            Installation overview.


Historically, interior shutters attached directly to the window jamb or casing and f olded neatly into deep -set
pockets next to the window. That's not an option with retro -f itted shutters, which remain in plain sight open
or shut.

For the best-looking installation, you'll want your shutters to rest parallel to the wall when open, not askew
like a half -opened door. That means the f olding point of the hinges needs to protrude beyond the casing.
The best way to accomplish this is by attaching the shutters to a f rame.

The f rame that holds the shutters can be two simple hanging strips inside the window opening. Or, f or
windows that are out of square, a three- or f our-sided f rame around the outside of the casing will work
better.

The trickiest part of the process is f iguring out how to position the hanging strips on the jamb. To align
them, you must f asten the hinges to the shutters, then hold the shutters at the windows in an open position
the hanging strips to the jamb. To align them, you must f asten the hinges to the shutters, then hold the
shutters at the windows in an open position parallel to the wall and mark the wall where the hinges f all on
the jamb. That provides a guideline f or the hanging strips. Once they're in the right place, setting the
shutters in the window opening and mounting them on the strips is quick and simple.

				
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