How to Install Vinyl 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.

Forget what you thought you knew about vinyl.

This material is totally improved compared to the vinyl that was on the market 20 years ago — and it’s stronger than ever. When it comes to budget and maintenance, Duralok® Vinyl shutters are hard to beat.

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Made Of...

maintenance-free, UV-stabilized polypropylene

Ideal For...

high humidity & moist conditions

Thanks to its versatility, affordability, and low maintenance, vinyl shutters are a popular choice among homebuilders and individual homeowners alike.

Easy upkeep is the name of the vinyl game. Because vinyl is made from a plastic material, it is less likely to succumb to mold, decay, and other common culprits in moisture-dense climates. Plus, they’re easy to wipe clean!

Like wooden shutters, our Duralok® Vinyl shutters are available in a wide range of colors that suit every home style. And, vinyl is lightweight in nature, making these shutters a breeze to install.

“They look like wooden shutters.They are also reasonably priced which was the tipping point for our purchase.”


Not all vinyl shutters are created equally. Vinyl is notoriously low-cost, and if you don’t opt for a high quality build, it tends to look low-cost too. Thankfully, our Duralok® Vinyl shutters mean you don’t have to choose between aesthetics and affordability.

Our vinyl shutters are made from the best quality materials. engineered for durability, and designed for beautiful curb appeal. Whether used in a new or existing home, you'll find that each of our products is easy to install, low maintenance and built to provide lasting beauty.

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Still not sure if vinyl is right for you? Here are a few FAQs:

  Q: Is vinyl more affordable than wood?

  Q: Is vinyl durable?

  Q: Can I get the look I want?

Our most popular Vinyl Shutters: