Interior window shutters are a classic and timeless window covering option. They are effective at their job of providing privacy, insulation, and light control in a space. They look great doing that job too. Interior shutters work for any room from kitchens and baths to living spaces and offices. If you’re planning on incorporating them in your space, here’s how the pros will do your shutter installation in your home.
Tools needed to hang window shutters
The pros will need a few special tools to successfully complete your shutter installation. Those tools include a drill and bits, a square guide, a folding ruler, and a collection of screwdrivers. They will prep the area including cleaning the window surface and window casing and then begin the process of preparing the shutters.
Attaching the hinges and mounting the shutters
Before the shutter installation begins, the pros will attach all the hinges while they’re on the ground. They often use filler strips to make sure the shutters completely fill the window and attach firmly. Once the hinges are in place, the shutters will be mounted in the window opening and screwed in place. Before they’re screwed all the way in, the installer will step back and check the overall fit and alignment of the shutter.
The next step, once the shutters are firmly in place in the window, is to attach hardware on the face that will assist in opening and closing them on demand. Using a measuring tape, the installer will carefully measure the placement of the hardware before drilling holes where they will fit. Fixtures will then be attached and then tested to ensure they’re properly secured. This makes for a perfect professional shutter installation.
Enjoying the benefits of your window shutters
Interior window shutters deliver a whole host of benefits. They provide increased security in your home by adding another layer that a would-be burglar has to figure out how to get through. They increase privacy by removing any gaps that might occur from hung curtains. They also reduce heat during the summer and cold during the winter, making a big impact on your heating and cooling bill. They’re also durable, and will continue looking great in your space for many years to come with minimal maintenance.