To deflect rain away from the structure,
louvered shutters should be installed so the louvers
face AWAY from the structure when shutters are closed.
Pick shutters to fit window and put next to each window on top of saw
horses to make sure shutters are paired properly. Lay two shutters face
down next to each and prepare to install hinges.
Install hinges after determining offset. Hinges are to be set at top
and bottom even with outside. Drill holes with 1/8th pilot bit. Be careful
not to drill all the way through shutter.
Position and install upper holdback clips 1" from top and center
edge of stile. Shutters over 58" require 2 sets of acorns; install
similarly at top.
Install slide bolt - turn shutters over and line up slide bolt edge with
shutter edge. Pre-drill 1/8 slot hole (careful not to drill all the way
through). Install slide bolt with screws. Shutters are now ready for
Position shutter in opening allowing equal amounts of space between shutter
and wall (A & B), and between shutters (C) to allow for smooth operation.
When attaching the pintel to the structure, you may have to drill into
mortar and brick.
Install acorn (anchor). Swing shutter open and mark center of holdback
slip and install acorn anchoring brick.
Install 'S' Holdback*. Shutter is now held
open by acorn anchor. Position shutter latch in correct
location and mark for screws and fasten to wall, 1-1/2" down
from shutter and 1-3/4" from outside edge.
*The acorn anchor is better suited for
holding the shutters in place, and as such, the 'S' Holdback
is recommended more for decorative use as opposed to
a functional use.