Tips for Installing Shutters on Windows

During those hot summer days, you might start thinking of a way to make the time that you spend in your home more pleasant. Air conditioning is expensive and not particularly healthy so why don’t you save your money and energy and simply install a window shutter instead? They are easy to acquire and even easier to install, and they will surely lower the temperature in your living quarters.

Order Online

You can order you window shutter online now, all you need to do is choose a company and shipping method. You can even pick your own color and material they are made from, all it takes is a couple of clicks. Make sure that you pick the right company, as some of them have limited shipping options. So first thing’s first, check if your country is listed as available for shipping method.

Measuring and Installation

To avoid any mistakes first get the measurements right. You don’t want to find out that you’ve drilled holes on the wrong spots after you’ve done it. So get your measuring tool and write down your window’s length, width, and height. Now depending on what type of shutter you got, you will either drill holes next to both sides of a window or on top of it. If you got the one that slides in, make sure that the width of your window’s wooden frame doesn’t exceed the width of the slider. If you get this right, there isn’t anything that can go wrong during the installment. This is important because you shutter won’t be able to fit in properly if you have a smaller slider than your window’s frame.

Placing the Shutter

For the final part you might require some help, so be sure to call a friend or neighbor. Pick up your shutter and carefully slide it in the frame starting from the upper one. It’s easier this way. Otherwise, you would have to pull the upper one to insert the frame. Now that you have one side in place push the shutter toward the upper frame and bend the lower one to make it fit. Now you can slide it left, or right anytime you want.

Protect your home – Install Metal Shutters

Now when a hurricane is headed your way, one of the quickest ways to cover your windows is with metal storm shutter panels. Other options include polycarbonate panels and plywood. With metal storm shutters, once the tracks are installed panels can be put up quickly and easily when a storm approaches. Then when the bad weather has passed, they come down easily, and they don’t take up a lot of storage space.

Schematics and More

These storm panels have headers above the window. Panels fit inside and then they are secured to a studded angle bellow the window. For large glass doors, you can mount the panels horizontally. As with any project, always follow the manufacturer’s guide book and specific instruction.

The Installation

Start the installation by measuring your window openings. The good thing is that some panels come with a worksheet that will help you figure out what size tracks and panels you need and how many. Make sure that you get the right hardware for your mounting surface. Once you have all your materials in front of you, you can start with the installment. Mark drill holes on the header with a pen or a marker and make sure that they are three inches from each end of the header.

After you’ve drilled the holes on the header place the header above the window opening and mark the drill walls on the wall above the window. When you drill the second pair of holes, fill them with silicone so that you can insert the screws in them. Wait for the silicone to dry off, though, you don’t want those screes to mend with the silicone. This way you will be able to remove the headers easily when you decide that you don’t need the storm shutters anymore.

Contact your supplier for more information regarding what type of shutters you need for your window opening and house type.

Ultimate Home Improvement Guide

There are many things that can be done to make the interior of your home look like it came out from a home improvement magazine cover. Starting from changing the colors of your walls, rearranging and remodeling the furniture, using “life hack” tips to get more space in your apartment, everything costs either money or time. To save on both, take a look at these useful tips on how to change the interior of your home.

Paint Your Walls like a Pro

Interior designers take pride in what they do, but the fact is that anyone with a little sense of what looks good and what doesn’t can do their job. When painting your walls try adding more than a couple of layers of paint. That the fists step. Adding more colors is taking it to the next step. And I don’t mean to mix colors up and paint the wall in it. Try to picture an imaginary line across the wall that you’re painting and use bright colors like green or yellow for one half of the wall and red or blue for another half. You can also create random geometrical shapes and paint the wall over them to create unique and artistic look.

Make use of your Old Furniture

recycle your old furnitureMany companies will take your old furniture and use the material to create something new. You can do this do recycle your old furniture in a way. Let’s face it, it has no use in your living room and it’s just collecting dust in the attic. So if you haven’t thrown your old furniture yet, give this option a chance and get a small wooden table out of your broken wardrobe, or a chair from your old sofa. They are quite inventive as you will find out if you try them out.

Install Shutters on the Windows.

Is there anything better than hiding in a shade from the sun in those hellishly hot summer days? If you haven’t done so already, install shutters on your windows. You can choose from a variety of material types and colors of your shutters. You can even design them yourself on a couple of websites online. This way you will always have a room to chill in and get away from heat.