How to Install Shutters on Brick. Shutters are a nice finishing touch to any house and can greatly add to its curb appeal. Shutters are easy to install on brick, stone or masonry. They do require some extra care and measuring to install, but the finished result can be very satisfactory.
Measure the length and width of each set of shutters you plan to install. Depending on the style and color, you may have to place an order at the local home store. Or, the shutters may be in stock.
Put one side of the shutter beside the window opening. Mark where the screws need to go on the shutter. Place them about three to five inches from the top. Place the hole in the middle of the railing. Plan the holes so that you are drilling into mortar rather than the bricks. Repeat the process for the placement of the bottom screws. If the shutter is long, you may want to place additional screws on each side. Evenly space the screws out.
Place the shutter on a sawhorse. Drill a 3/16-inch hole in each of the marked locations.
Hold the shutter back up to the brick wall again. Use the drilled holes to mark the anchor holes in the brick wall. Mark the holes by drilling a short way into the marks.
Remove the shutter again. Drill a ¼-inch hole at least 2 ¾ inches deep into the mortar. Insert the anchor into the masonry according to manufacturer's directions.
Screw the shutter into the brick wall. Use the screws that came with the masonry anchors. The screw should be flush with the surface of the shutter. Place matching screw caps on the screw heads, if these came with your shutters.
Repeat the above steps to install the shutter on the other side of the window. If you have additional windows, add the shutters to them as well.