Installing Exterior Vinyl Shutters
Learn how to install vinyl shutters using vinyl shutter fasteners.

Follow these instructions for installing exterior vinyl shutters on any siding surface including wood, brick, aluminum, vinyl, hardboard, stucco or masonry using vinyl shutter fasteners.

Required Tools:

  • - Electric Drill
  • - 1/4" Drill Bit
  • - Hammer
  • - Shutter Fasteners (a.k.a Shutter Spikes or Shutter-Loks)

Step: 1
Place the shutter next to the window and mark the desired location against the wall or window.

Installing Exterior Vinyl Shutters with Shutter Fasteners

Step: 2
To help ensure proper alignment, mark or pre-drill holes using a 1/4" drill bit into the shutter before attaching it to the wall.

Step: 3
With the shutter in location against the wall, drill through the shutter into the walls surface 3 1/4" deep. Make sure you drill holes deep enough so the shutter fasteners don't bottom out. Typically the shutter fastner will be just under 3" long.

Step: 4
Grasp the shutter fastener supporting shank and push it through the shutter hold and into the wall surface. Tap the shutter fastener gently with a hammer to snug the shutter against the siding. Do not over tighten, or this will cause the shutter to dimple.

Note: To remove shutters, do not attempt to pull out the shutter spikes. Simply use a pair of snips and slide them behind the shutter to cut the shutter spike off at the shank.

Need more visual? In this video Tim from Ask the Builder will show you how to install vinyl shutters using shutter fasteners.