How to Install a Louver

5 Materials
$100
30 Minutes
Easy

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First impressions are everything. If you’re looking for a simple way to add curb appeal to your home, gable decorations are the way to go. This post details the step by step tutorial for how to install gable decorations like this decorative louver.


I was shocked how easy it was to add this louver to the front of our house. We did it while our toddler was napping and only took us about 30 minutes from start to finish.


ARE YOU READY TO SEE JUST HOW EASY IT WAS INSTALL GABLE DECORATIONS??

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1) DECIDE ON SIZE AND LOOK OF YOUR GABLE DECORATIONS.

First things first, you need to decide on the size and design of your gable decorations of course so you can get them ordered. 


2) FIND CENTER OF GABLE.

Grab your tape measure and find the center and mark accordingly.

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3) SCREW IN LOUVER WITH CONSTRUCTION SCREWS.

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4) PATCH SCREW HOLES.

After adding the screws, you’re left with black holes that need some help. We covered these by simply adding a little bit of spackling. Once dry, you can sand smooth.

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5) TOUCH UP PAINT.

6) STEP BACK AND SMILE.

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30 minutes from beginning to end…these gable decorations are just so darn easy! When you’re done, you can step back and smile at your new and improved home entry.


If you love these louver installation and want to learn more like it, be sure to check out all of my DIY renovations tutorials in the archives here!

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1 question
  • William
    on Mar 21, 2019

    Changes the plain gable look. Great focal point. Shouldn't the seam all around be caulked? Allows for moisture, bees, and wasps.

    • Stevie
      on Apr 2, 2019

      I was going to suggest the same thing. Even if the opening looks too small it's always best to seal it. Those little critters can fit through places that you would never think they could. And they often perceive a passerby as a threat to their territory. You can walk by for months w/o a problem & then the next time you do....ZAP! Best seal it before that happens.

      Very nice addition to your home, tho. Dresses it up & finishes it off perfectly:)

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  • Betty
    on Apr 1, 2019

    Very cute, the bees and wasp are going to nest anywhere,anyway!! Even through the slats in the front . Just keep it sprayed and enjoy your beautiful project and home !!!!

  • Linda
    on May 5, 2019

    I'd like to see a full picture to see the final effect. Thanks.

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