Process of Installing Plantation Shutters

Building Plantation shutters

Installing Plantation shutters

Plantation window shutters are one of the most popular window treatments in trend nowadays. These are really a great addition when you see its price, the beauty it adds and the convenience it offers. Despite of the fact that it beautifies your home and is a great value addition to your home, one of the issues with plantation shutters is that they are not DIY installation types. You need to hire a professional for installing plantation shutters in your home. However, if you are little bit handy and experienced, you can avoid this expenditure and try to install plantation shutters yourself if you follow the right steps in the right way. Firstly you need to gather all the supplies for installing plantation shutters before starting the job. You want to get disturbed in the middle of the process due to lack of certain material or tool. Here is a list of tools you will need for installing plantation shutters.

  • Pencil
  • Tin snips
  • Dap chalking
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
  • Power drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Small or resin hammer
  • Carpenters level
  • Dap chalking

Process of installing plantation shutters

  • Mark up the walls

The installation of standard plantation shutters is done by adding the hanging stripes which are connected with them. Here both the hanging strip and shutters are connected by two basic hinges by which the shutter and hanging strips are attached. If you want to install shutter in even manner, you will have to mark up the place on the wall where you are going to attach the hanging strip. Hold up the hanging strip against the wall where you want to install your plantation shutter.  When you get the right position, make two marks there. One mark should be at the outside edge of the hanging strip and another one should be at the top edge.

  • Attach the panels

After you are done with attaching the hanging strips, you need to attach the panels. While attaching the panels you have to make sure that two panels are at the same level. If they are not in even manner, you need to adjust them to that level. You can use the hinges for making such adjustments. For attaching the panels and keeping the hinges at their place, you can make use of screws. Ensure to tighten the screws properly.

  • Install hardware and plugs

You need to attach the magnetic catches which will help in keeping the shutters closed when the magnet and metal piece are touching each other.  When there is surety that the panels are adjusted properly, it’s time to insert the bottom hole plugs which will cover the screw heads.

  • Adjust the tension

When you are done with all the steps of installing plantation shutters, it’s time to adjust the tension properly. Tighten or loosen the screws on each and every side of the panels as per the adjustment you want to make. Make sure you are not over tightening or over losing it as it will be hindrance in adjusting the tension.

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