House window shutters Exterior

With this weekend project, your home will have all the privacy it needs—plus an extra dose of curb appeal

1. Exterior Shutters

Home centers sell many exterior shutters in stock sizes, but if you want them to be movable and fit snugly in the window opening, they have to be custom-made to your specifications. You will need to order three to six weeks in advance. Many manufacturers have online catalogs and will talk you through choosing a style appropriate to your house. Look for models made from rot-resistant wood, such as mahogany or cedar, with strong ?pegged? mortise-and-tenon joints. If you plan to paint the shutters, order them primed.

2. Hinges

Ask for recommendations on period-appropriate hardware for the shutters you?ve chosen, beginning with hinges. Beware, though:Some hinges require chiseling out mortises on the shutters and casing. Depending on the detail of the trim around the window, you may also have to decide between hinges that rest on the casing or just outside it. So make sure you and the manufacturer?s rep both understand the layout of your window casings. If you?ll be attaching hardware to masonry, ask for masonry fasteners.

3. Tiebacks

or other latching hardware to hold the shutters open. Shutter dogs are traditional, but simpler catches, spring latches, or hooks and staples are also available.

4. Pulls & Latches

To help you grab the shutters from inside and lock them when shut.

5. Capping

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    • they should be screwed in, i would buy a little thicker screw and this would create a newer, tighter hole. make sure you use a powerful drill (18volt) so you can get the screw all the way in there and nice and tight.