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Front Entry: Shutters
Van Chaplin


Shutters add character. You may be tempted to buy those colored plastic versions and nail them to your home, but don't. Sure, it may take a little more effort to prime, paint, and install real wood shutters, but it's worth it.

Carefully measure your windows prior to ordering shutters. Measure from the top of the sill to the top of the window; subtract 1/2 inch to allow room for the shutter to close inside the window opening.

Two to Four Weeks Before:
Order shutters and hardware.

One Week Before:
Paint shutters with a primer coat and two top coats.

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