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Installation Instructions for Direct Mount

Norman Shutters Installation Instructions

Recommended Tools: Drill (Cordless), Tape Measure, Box knife, #2 Phillips drill tip, #6 Countersink drill bit (for light block) if nails will not be used.

Make sure Item # box label matches if multiple panels will be used. This application WILL NOT have frame boxes to match with the Item # however, in a multiple panel situation, you may have multiple boxes.

item code

• Do not dispose of packaging until the shutters are operating appropriately.

• Use of a moving blanket or drop cloth is recommended.

• Find ample working space to assemble your frame (preferably in front of the window).

• Check the diagram to make sure you have all the parts indicated for the appropriate type of installation.


pin screw

pin screw loose leaf hinge hinge spacer

Installation Steps

1. Carefully remove panels and frames from the packaging. Do not mix panels for other windows.

2. All light blocks will be labeled: Top, Bottom, Left, and Right.

light block

3. Before placing the left panel into the window opening, locate ALL loose-leaf hinges and attach each to its panel hinge with hinge pins provided.

install hings pin

Note: The hinge is a 2-part hinge held together by the hinge pin.

4. Once the loose-leaf hinge is secured onto the panel hinge, place the left panel in the opening and slide to the left window jam. Once aligned with the left window jam, space the height gap evenly in the window opening.

panel window openingslide window jam

Tip: To distribute the height gap evenly on the top and bottom, a shim is recommended.

marked with a pencil

Tip: The shim that is marked with a pencil, can be used as a guide for the right panel height spacing.

5. After you have evened the height gap, make a small mark where the top hinge will be installed on the window jam at the bottom of the hinge.

wall jam

6. Remove the hinge pin to separate the hinge and place onto jam in reference to the mark made (as instructed on step 5).

wall surface

7. Once your top hinge is properly positioned, install screws into the center of the top and bottom slotted hinge holes and secure top hinge.

slotted hings holes

Note: Center set screw will be installed in later steps.

Tip: Pre-drilling is recommended for proper setting of screws. #6 countersink drill bit works best.

8. Once top hinge is secured, place the left shutter panel into the opening and slide into the top loose-leaf hinge that is now attached to the jam and insert hinge pin into the hinge.

panel window opening slide window jam
screw cap

9. With the top hinge pin secured, carefully open the panel and line-up the hinge in reference to top hinge. Once aligned, install screws into the center of the top and bottom slotted hinge holes.

center screw installed

Tip: Pre-drilling is recommended for proper setting of screws. #6 countersink drill bit works best.

Now that your left panel is secured, we will begin installing your right panel.

10. With your left panel secured, open the panel and place the right panel in the window opening and slide to the right window jam. Once aligned with the right window jam, space the height gap evenly in the window opening.

slide window

Tip: To distribute the height gap evenly in reference to the left panel, use the shim that was marked (refer to step #4).

11. After you have evened the height gap, make a small mark where the top hinge will be installed on the window jam at the bottom of the hinge.

wall jam

12. Remove the hinge pin to separate the hinge and place onto window jam in reference to the mark made on step 11.

portion of hinge

Tip: For flush mount panels, line the back of the hinge barrel with the wall/moulding surface.

13. Once your top hinge is properly positioned, install screws provided into the center of the top and bottom slotted hinge holes.

install later steps

Tip: Pre-drilling is recommended for proper setting of screws. #6 countersink drill bit works best.

14. Place the right shutter panel into the opening and slide into the loose-leaf hinge that is now attached to the wall and insert hinge pin into the hinge.

dindow open jam screw cap

15. With the top hinge pin secured, carefully open the panel and line-up the hinge in reference to the top hinge. Once aligned, install screws into the center of the top and bottom slotted hinge holes.

center screw installed

Tip: Pre-drilling is recommended for proper setting of screws. #6 countersink drill bit works best.

16. Now that your panels and hinges are installed, close panels, check gaps between panels and around the window opening, and adjust accordingly.

Use Hinge Spacer if side-to-side adjustment is needed.

do not remove completely

Use slotted hinge holes for up and down adjustment.

adjust panel

17. You are now ready to install the light blocks. Nail or screw bottom, top, left, right light blocks (in this exact order) flush to the back of the panel(s).

NOTE: Pre-drilling is recommended if screws are being used.

nail gun best results

Tip: For BEST results; a nail gun should be used.

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