Exterior shutter hardware does not have to be intimidating or difficult. With this straight forward guide, you will be feeling confident enough to choose and install your own exterior shutter hardware!
First, you must make the decision on whether you want operable shutters or decorative shutters. If you're not sure, check out our Exterior Shutter Buying Guide to learn more about operable and decorative shutters.
Step 1: Do You Need Functional or Decorative Shutter Hardware?
Material: Stainless Steel
What you'll need: Pintels, Hinges, Hold Backs, and Slide Bolts
The purpose of each piece of hardware:
5. Hang your shutters: Now that you have your hardware fastened to the shutters and pintles installed to the exterior, slide the hinges on the pintles.
- Make sure they swing properly, hang evenly, and close flush with each other.
No measurements are required for decorative exterior shutter hardware, it is solely based upon your preferences; you could even use a non-corrosive fastener instead of hardware.
We suggest you follow the same principles for functional shutters, as that will look the most realistic.
This is just a guide intended to explain the principles involved in measuring for exterior shutter installations. Accuracy depends on the accuracy of measuring and properly choosing your installation method. Installations options are available that may not be listed in this guideline but if the principles of this guide are understood clearly, then creativity will allow installers to expand on these principles to deliver a wide range of opportunities. Just remember, take several measurements of each opening since they are not always square and be safe.
Hooks & Lattice recommends using a licensed contractor for installation of all products.