How to Install Exterior Shutters

Learn how to install exterior shutters with this how-to video from Lowe’s. An easy way to enhance your curb appeal is by installing shutters on your home.

Choosing the right shutters for your home is an important first step. Black raised panel vinyl shutters offer a simple, stylish look for most homes. Make sure you choose the right size shutters for your windows. Generally, shutters should match the height of the window or door you are embellishing.

Hold the shutter next to the window in the spot that looks best and push a pencil through the holes to mark where to position your screws. Use the pencil marks on your house as a guide for drilling pilot holes for your screws. Then use a drill to secure the shutter to your house with screws.

Enjoy the new look of your home, thanks to this easy DIY shutters project from Lowe’s.

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  1. firechill
    May 1, 2012

    were the shutters pre-drilled?

  2. Lowe's Home Improvement
    May 30, 2012

    No, they do not come pre-drilled.
    Thank you for watching the Lowe’s YouTube Channel. –Lowe’s

  3. mpitogo
    April 2, 2013

    What the heck is up fake shutters? Every where I go I see lots of fake shutters too small to even function.

  4. etilyeti
    June 30, 2013

    THUMBS UP!!!
    Why bother putting shutters on, if you are going to put fake ones???
    A quick google search gives you real authentic shutters, not plastic junks, like vixenhill,com

  5. Pyuggs maloney
    October 4, 2013

    Brilliant!! I sometimes like to staple curtains on the outside of my windows, my neighbours love the look and think i am great

  6. Mike B
    July 8, 2014

    Staple Curtains!!!! HAHAH
     I almost pissed my pants HAHAH!!!!!

  7. Louis Sparks
    February 9, 2015

    Those are not shutters, you clowns, those are piece-of-crap plastic ornaments.

  8. Wendy Nakamoto
    March 5, 2016

    I was looking for info on how to attach some real, working shutters. You should rename this infomercial to more accurately reflect what it is, which is NOT how to hang working shutters.

  9. Farming In Iowa
    July 10, 2016

    is a shutter supposed to generally look like it would cover the window if shut?

  10. Yu Lo
    December 22, 2016

    my dad installed that, but it has hinges to close/open

  11. F V
    December 22, 2017

    Is his just drill a pilothoe without the drill spinning? 😮 1:07

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