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Installation Situations > Window Flush

Situation FI, window flush with inset shutters

shutter installation -  flush with inset shutters

Hardware mounts to casing, shutter closes within window frame. This is probably the most common installation approach on historic frame structures. With the shutters closed into the window frame and locked from the inside; the shutters could not be opened from the exterior, nor could they be lifted from the hinges. A very security-conscious approach. Problem here is the shutters need to be fitted exactly to the window and a sufficient pocket must exist in the window frame to accept the full thickness of the shutter.

Situation FP, window flush with shutters mounted proud on the casing

shutter installation -  flush with proud

Hardware mounts to casing, shutter closes “proud” on the casing. The New England approach. Problem: shutters were not trapped within window frame and were therefore less secure. However, here the size of the shutters is not dictated by the window frame. Stock size shutters often prove perfectly functional, and less expensive than custom. This approach is also very easy to install. Why in New England ? I believe the mounting the shutters to “float” on the exterior prevents their binding within the window frames from frost heaves.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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