Exterior Shutter Hardware
We offer for our
Forever Shutters TM
line two different types of hardware. New York style hinges
in steel for the cost conscious consumer and hinges in stainless steel for customers who want nothing but the best. Our New York style hinges come in three different offsets depending on if your window is installed on siding, brick, or stone.
New York Style Shutter Hinges and Shutter Stays
In order to use a
New York style hinge
it is recommended that the pintel plate
that holds the hinge be installed into a solid trim that surrounds the window. This trim should be a solid material like wood, PVC, or some other solid composite that can readily accept screws. Hollow trims like aluminum and vinyl are not recommended as screws will not be able to adequately grab onto the trim to properly secure the hinge plates. Each shutter hinge
comes as two parts: a pintel plate and a hinge. The pintel plate screws into the surround window trim and has a rod that sticks out various lengths to clear siding, brick, or stone depending on the situation. The hinge then hooks onto the pintel rod allowing the shutter to open and close. Shutter stays are also recommended when you purchase hardware and are the S-scrolls that hold the bottom outside portion of the window shutter to the home. We offer shutter stays in both steel and aluminum for lower maintenance. You can purchase shutter stays even if you don't order our hinges.
Installing our Exterior Shutters on Hinges
composite PVC exterior shutters
made from PVC can be hinged with our 5-point install method and although the shutter can open and close they must remain in the open position to maintain the lifetime warranty. This means our exterior shutters will give the look of functionality but are for decorative purposes only. In line with our Forever Shutters brand we also offer a set of stainless steel hinges for exterior shutters
. Our stainless steel collection is for our customers who want nothing but the best and are looking for a longer lasting mounting hardware option for their shutters. As you scroll through our exterior shutter hardware kits
below keep in mind that for our shutters 48" tall and less they will require two pairs of New York style hinges and for our shutters that are 49-95" tall they will require 3 pairs of New York style hinges.
Direct Set Shutter Hardware
For customers who don't want to use our hinges, they can install their shutters with our screw / plug kits instead. These screws and plugs allow you to directly screw the shutter to the home. For this installation method, the use of shutter stays is still an option.