Faux Wood Shutter Installation Printable Copy 
How to Install Faux Wood Shutters
Congratulations on your purchase of faux wood shutters. Your shutters have been custom made to your specifications and are one of the finest window treatments available. Before you unwrap your shutters, please take a few moments to read these instructions. When using tools, make sure you have proper eye protection. With careful installation and periodic cleaning, your shutters will provide you with many years of trouble free service.
Tools you will need
1. Tape Measure (metal or wood)
2. Pencil
3. Screwdriver
4. Drill and 1/4" Hexhead bit
5. Level (optional)
6. 1/16" or 3/32" drill bit (optional)

Step 1. Frame Assembly

Your shutter was made to be installed as either an inside or outside mount. Follow the instructions that apply to your shutter. Unpack your new shutter and check the packaging carefully to assure all parts have been removed before discarding the shipping containers.

Bonding:

  • Apply Super Bonder 414 (or Contact Cement) to outside surface of corner key.
  • Slide frame over corner key. Hold firmly till set (10 to 20 seconds)

  • Begin the assembly of your shutter by laying the side frames flat beside the panels, so that the panel hinges are above the frame hinges
  • Insert the plastic corner keys on the top and bottom frames first.
  • Slide the top and bottom frames into the side frames (use a small amount of lock tight only after it is determined that the frames match. It will be impossible to detach the corners after they have been set.
  • If minor gaps appear, use Dap to seal the corners.

* Note: for trim frame, in addition to the corner key, install a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1/2" metal bracket for a more secure corner assembly (do not glue).



Step 2. Installation
Inside Mount - Recesed L-Frame
  1. Assemble the frames.
  2. Drill 3/8" diameter holes (through the outside wall only) at hinge locations on vertical frame, at each end on horizontal frames, and every 20" in between.
  3. Fasten the top frame by installing a screw, in the middle drilled, placing the frame in a position which provides enough clearance for louver operation.
  4. Level the left side, and partially fasten the top corner through the corner hole, repeat on the right side. (This may be done by simply tightening or loosening the left and right corner screws.) Shimes may be necessary.
  5. Hang panels with the upper and lower hinge pins only, and check for squareness.
  6. To square panels within the frame, perform one or a combination of the following:
    • Move the bottom frame left or right (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the left frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the right frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
  7. When the panels are squared within the frame, hold the bottom frame in position and place screw in the middle horizontal frame hole.
  8. Fasten the remaining screws, and cap the holes with plugs. (Shim frames where required).
  9. Install magnetic catches; use dap to close any gaps between the frame and window jamb.
  10. Install mangnetic catches and cover holes with button plugs.

Note: Use Dap or L-frame cover strip to cover the gaps between the L-frame and the window jamb.


Inside Mount - Trim Frame
  1. Assemble the frames.
  2. Drill 3/8" diameter holes (through the outside wall only) at hinge locations on vertical frame, at each end on horizontal frames, and every 20" in between.
  3. Place the frame inside the opening, and center.
  4. Hang the panels using the upper and lower hinge pins only.
  5. Close the shutters and check for squareness.
  6. To square panels within the frame, perform one or a combination of the following:
    • Move the bottom frame left or right (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the left frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the right frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
  7. When the panels are squared within the frame, hold the bottom frame in position and place screw in the middle horizontal frame hole.
  8. Cover the holes with button plugs
  9. Install magnetic catches.

Outside Mount - L-Frame
  1. Assemble the frames.
  2. Drill 3/8" diameter holes (through the outside wall only) at hinge locations on vertical frame, at each end on horizontal frames, and every 20" in between.
  3. Level the left side, and attach by placing a screw in the top vertical hole, repeat on the right side.
  4. Hang the panels using the upper and lower hinge pins only.
  5. To square panels within the frame, perform one or a combination of the following (see squareness diagram)::
    • Move the bottom frame left or right (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the left frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
    • Move the right frame up or down (see adjustment diagram).
  6. When the panels are squared within the frame, hold the bottom frame in position and fastem the middle screw. (Check and adjust for a 1/8" gap between the bottom frame and the bottom of the panels).
  7. Fasten the remaining screws, making sure that the frame and panels are plumb. Insert remaining hinge pins.
  8. Install magnetic catches and cover the holes with button plugs.

Step 3. Magnetic Catch Placement

On framed applications, mount plate 3/8" from vertical jamb (A) and 3/8" from end of panel on top rail (B).

On sill mount installations, mount plates flush with bottom of panel 3/8" from vertical jamb on bottom rail.

Note: All magnetic catches must be installed. Mount magnet on frames. When there is no frame, mount magnets on window sill or jamb. Receiver plate mounts on bottom and top cross rails.

Procedure

  1. Install plate first as shown on drawings with the holes towards the center of panels.
  2. With panels in the closed position, mark the sill or frame where the vertical jamb meets the cross rail.
  3. Install magnet from the mark towards the inside of the panel.
  4. Install two magnetic catches per panel. On panels shorter than 30", one magnetic catch may be sufficient.

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