My house was built in 1999, and it seems that the builder was sloppy
when attaching the decorative vinyl shutters (over vinyl siding). I
say this because two of the shutters have fallen off over the past
year, and some of the plastic screw-like fasteners on most of the
remaining shutters have popped out -- it's obvious that the ends of the
plastic fasteners have broken off inside the hole. It gets very windy
around my house, and I suspect that has contributed significantly to
the problem. I suspect that more shutters will soon be falling off.
There are a total of 10 windows on the front of the house (two of them
currently missing one shutter each -- looks terrible). I want to
repair the situation, but not sure what would be best...
The shutters that fell off are broken. I'm not sure if I could find an
exact match to replace them (no luck at Home Depot or Lowes) -- close
match, but not exact. Even if I found an exact match, I suspect there
might be a noticeable color-difference (e.g., maybe the existing ones
have faded with years in the sun, etc.).
At this point, I'm leaning heavily towards getting all new shutters,
very similar to the existing ones (15"x60" Forest Green, like from Home
Depot). My biggest question, however, is if I should attach the new
shutters using the included matching-plastic screw-things, or would it
perhaps be better to use something like wood screws? I'm not even sure
what's behind there -- if there's wood to bite into with a screw, or
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please advise.