Originally Posted by atwt
I need to install some vinyl shutters to my house and I have some questions. When installing shutters to a house with vinyl siding, should I install the shutters into the existing holes in the siding where the old shutters were attached or would it be preferable to drill new holes instead? Do I need to take any special precautions when installing these shutters in cold weather to prevent the siding from cracking?
I would suggest using the same holes that the old shutters used, less holes in the wall. If you still have the old shutters use them as a template to locate the holes to drill in the new shutters. I wouldn't worry about the weather getting cold enough to install the shutters. Vinyl goes up on job sites all year long around here.