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Installing Colonial Storm Shutters


To deflect rain away from the structure, Louvered shutters should be installed so the louvers face away from the structure when shutters are closed.

Louvered Colonial Shutters

1. Pick shutters and put next to each window on top of saw horses to be sure shutters are paired properly. Lay two shutters face down and prepare to install hinges.

Installing Colonial Storm Shutters

2. Install hinges after determining offset. Hinges are to be set at top and bottom, even with the outside. Drill holes with 1/8 pilot bit. Be careful not to drill completely through the shutter.

Installing Colonial Storm Shutters

3. Position and install upper holdback clips one inch from top and center edge of stile.

Shutters over 58" require two sets of acorns (anchors) - install same way at top

 Drilling in AcornsShutter Acorns

4. Install slide bolt. Turn shutters over and line up slide bolt edge with shutter edge. Pre-drill 1/8 slot hole, being careful not to drill completely through the shutter. Install slide bolt with screws. Shutters are now ready for installation.

Shutter Slide Bolt

5. Position shutter in opening, allowing equal amounts of space between shutter and wall (A & B), and between shutters © to allow for smooth operation. When attaching the pintel to the structure, you may need to drill into brick and mortar - use appropriate mollys.

Positioning the Shutter

6. Install acorn (anchor). Swing shutter open and mark center of holdback clip. Install acorn anchor into brick.

Installing Shutter Acorn

7. Install "S" Holdback*. The shutter is now held open by the acorn anchor. Position shutter dog in correct location and mark for screws. Fasten to wall 1.5" down from shutter and 1.75" from outside edge.

*The acorn anchor is better suited for holding the shutters in place. The "S" Holdback is recommended for more decorative than functional use.

Install Shutter Holdback