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Hanging Indoor Shutters

It's a little trickier on an aluminum window

Q:

Can I hang indoor shutters on an aluminum double window without drilling into the aluminum?

– Kathi, Sykesville, Maryland

A:

Tom Silva replies: Without seeing the window firsthand, I'm afraid the answer is that it depends. There are a lot of variables. In general, if you want to hang interior shutters on an aluminum window and not touch the aluminum, the easiest thing is to build a frame onto the wall for the shutters to swing on — so you're not actually fastening them to the window itself, but to the wall.

 
 

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