Shutter dogs should be placed horizontally about 1/4 of the width of the shutter from the outside edge of the open panel.
Exterior shutter hinges fall into two broad categories. Surface mount hinges affix to the front (or in some cases the back) of exterior wooden shutters and to the face of the window frame. Correctly sized exterior shutters do not need to be altered or modified to install with surface mount hinges.
Shutter Hinge Accessories
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you put shutter hardware?
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Where do you install shutter dogs?
Shutter dogs have a through-hole and are mounted so that they can be rotated to move out of the way of the shutter when it opens. The dog is then rotated in front of the open shutter to keep it open. Dogs are installed at the far edge of the shutter when it is open.
What hardware is needed for exterior shutters?
Most wood exterior shutters require only two hinges, but extremely tall panels may benefit from more (requiring a divider rail). Composite shutters are heavier than wood and often need additional hinges for support. A variety of cast iron hinges are offered for most outside window configurations.