How to Install Fixed Mount Shutters

You can download a printable version of our installation instructions here.

 downloadable Vinyl shutter installation instructions

Below are our recommended Vinyl exterior shutter installation instructions using shutter-loks or screws.

For Use on Surfaces Including:

  • Aluminum
  • Brick
  • Hardboard
  • Masonry/Cement
  • Stucco
  • Vinyl
  • Wood.

Considerations Before Beginning:

  • Shutters require room to expand & contract. To prevent shutters from warping, proper installation must be followed.
  • Do not over-tighten fasteners. Wall anchors are required for shutters installed with screws on any type of masonry.

Items list for Installation:

  • ✓ Power Drill (If drilling into masonry - a hammer drill may be necessary)
  • ✓ 1/4” Drill Bit (for SHUTTER-LOKS)
  • ✓ 11/64” Drill Bit (for SCREWS)
  • ✓ Hammer
  • ✓ Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • ✓ Measuring tape
  • ✓ Pencil or Marker
  • ✓ Shutter-Lok or screws

Steps for Installation:

  1. Prepare to locate screw holes by laying the shutter face DOWN on a clean, flat surface. Use illustration shown as a suggestion for ideal placement of shutter-lok or screws.
  2. Drill hole through the back of the shutter at the suggested ideal placement locations.
  3. Position the shutter on the house next to the window. Using a pencil or marker to mark the mounting hole locations on the building.
  4. Remove the shutter and where marked drill a 1/4” diameter hole (for shutter-loks) or 11/64” diameter hole (for screws) through surface of building to a depth of 3-1/4".
  5. Position the shutter on the house next to the window and gently tap shutter spike with a hammer (or) drive in the screw, using a hand screwdriver, so as not to over drive or over-tighten.