Plantation shutters are one of the most preferred choices of house owners for window coverings. Installing plantation shutters can enhance the appearance of window and provide elegant look to home. It is designed to allow natural light in to a room but also provides privacy. In this article we will discuss the tips for installing plantation shutter.
You need different equipments to install plantation shutters as your window covering. The most commonly used equipments to install plantation shutters are screw driver, pencil, metal tape measure, drill and wood shim. To mark the exact location to install plantation shutter you require pencil and metal tape. In order to make sure those location are correct you need wood shim. A wood shim is a small thin piece of wood which is used for spacing. To hang the plantation shutter on your window you require a screw driver and a drill.
The beauty of plantation shutter highly depends on the correct placement. If the placement of plantation shutter is not marked properly, your finished shutter will not look completely right and will require re hanging. Begin your installation by placing the wood shim on the top of your windowsill. The wood shim will assist to support the shutter while you are marking the exact location and also it keeps the shutters to be in place till you finish the installation. The wood shim also ensures that your shutters are evenly distanced from the windowsill. Take the complete set of plantation shutter for the window and place them on the top of window shim and line them up with your window the way how you want it to appear. Make sure that they are in a correct level and use the guide holes to mark the place where you want it to drill.
Once you mark the drill holes, remove the shutter and drill the holes. The plantation shutters you are buying will come with wood anchors you can install them into drill holes to make sure that they can withstand the weight of the plantation shutters. Then place your plantation shutter on the anchor and screw them. The time taken for installing plantation shutter is based up on the size of the shutter, but each individual set of shutters only takes a handful of minutes to install.