Step 5: Mark hinge positions on casing

Using a combination square, transfer the mark on the casing to a line on the jamb and then the hanging strip. This mark will show you where to line up the hinges on the window.

Tip: When marking the hinge locations, use the top of the knuckle, not the pin, as a guide. This will correspond to the top of the hinge plate.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver with 1/8-inch drill bit and Phillips-head driver bit
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • folding ruler
      Folding rule
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head screwdriver
    • self-centering bit
      Self-centering bit,
      also known as a Vix bit
    • square-head bit
      Square-head screwdriver bit,
      for fastening hanging strips to window jamb

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    in most cases, must be custom-ordered. Measure each window separately.

    2. SHIMS

    used to center and hold the shutters in the window opening while marking the hinge locations.