How to Successfully Install DIY Shutters at Home

Image of a man's DIY Plantation ShuttersThere is a great deal of preparation if you make the decision of installing your newly-purchased plantation shutters at home. If you have skills and basic know-how in carpentry, you can forego obtaining professional services and do the job all by yourself for free!

Here are the basic things that you need for DIY window shutters installation:

  • An installation tool kit that includes the following items:
  • A drill to create holes.
  • Pre-drilling your bracket holes will help avoid splitting the timber frame. When installing plantation shutters, experts recommend using external mounts.
  • 5mm drill bit that is 150mm in length.
  • Make sure to use the right type of installation screws based on the type of material your window shutters are made from.
  • Spirit level

Other components or tools that you might need are the following:

  • Panel hinge packers
  • Step ladder
  • Touch up paint
  • Hoffman keys
  • Panel hinge pins
  • Striker plates
  • T-Post brackets
  • Screw caps

How much do aluminum shutters cost?

The cost of aluminum shutters will depend on the dimensions of the frame where you want them installed. Typically, most window shutters companies price their products between $1,000 and $2,000 for a window or frame measuring 1,200mm in width and 2,100 mm in height. This price range usually comes with the hardware that you need if you opt for DIY window shutters installation.

Most companies that sell plantation shutters provide a step-by-step installation guide for homeowners who wish to do the installation on their own. Do not start the DIY project unless you have all the materials needed or if you do not have basic skills in carpentry. You will end up spending more if you fail to install them properly or follow the instructions to the letter.

 

Now that you have basic knowledge on the things you need for DIY at home, you should now proceed to purchasing window shutters to beautify your home. Call us now on 02 8858 0900 to request a quote.