Most homeowners install shutters for aesthetic purposes. If you feel the exterior of your home lacks style or design, shutters might be just the thing you're looking for. Modern shutters, which may be plastic, nylon or composite, attach directly to siding by way of a locking pin. Even if you're not handy with tools, these barbed pins are easy to install, locking the shutters to the home. If you ever feel the need to remove the shutters, the pins clip off for easy release.
Place a piece of masking tape on the shutter to designate the top. Most shutters have a slight arch at the top.
Place the shutter in its desired location on the siding. Drill four holes through the shutter -- 1 inch diagonally from each corner. Use a 3/8-inch drill bit and drill/driver to drill through the shutter and into the siding and wall to a depth of at least 3 inches. Remove the shutter from the wall.
Insert 3/8-by-3-inch shutter pins into the holes to penetrate at least 1 inch through the back of the shutter.
Place the shutter back on the wall, inserting the ends of the pins into the matching holes in the wall.
Tap the pins into the shutter, using a hammer. Drive them tight to the wall. When the pin is flush with the shutter, stop tapping.