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Shutter Hinges

Shutter hinges are a great decorative hardware piece for both exterior and interior windows of a home or building.

Getting the right set of shutter hinges can be really important, as they are going to dictate just how well your shutters actually hold to your house.  This is something that you probably have never thought about before, but it makes a massive difference into how your shutters work, and how easy they are to damage.  You want to be sure that you find a good strong hinge, so that you know it’s going to do the job for years and years, before your home is going to need some servicing.  It’s just a matter of choosing the right types of shutter hinges, so that you can be sure you have the look you want, as well as the long term durability that you really need.

When you’re on the hunt for the right types of shutter hinges, you’re going to find that there are a lot of different types out there, but there are also just as many considerations to make.  For starters you have to be sure that they are really built to last, and that means looking into the type of material that they were actually constructed from.  Some of the most common are wrought iron, and that’s usually a good way to go because it’s really hard to break down.  However, just be mindful of regular servicing at least once a year, so that you can be sure they ward off rust, as well as the joints really fusing together.

What’s more, you’re also going to find that you have to be sure you’re buying the right types of shutter hinges, that are meant to fuse to that type of shutter properly.  These days, there are two common types of shutter, the old classic wood, and the more modern invention of vinyl.  You have to be sure that the hinges you choose are made for that surface.  While just about anything can attach to vinyl without too much trouble, wood can be a bit pickier.  With wood, you have to be sure you have screws that aren’t going to splinter the wood, as well as hinges that are going to be able to attach to the wood really firmly.

Of course, you also just want to think about the look of your shutter hinges, to be sure they really go with the house.  You have to be sure they are a good color that either matches the shutters totally, or that works with their natural color.  What’s more, you want to be sure that they feature a design that makes them decidedly more modern or classic, depending upon the types of shutters you’re installing, as well as the style of house that you actually have.

But finding your shutter hinges is typically the easiest part, as just about any hardware store is going to have just what you need.  Whether you live by an Ace Hardware, Home Depot or Northern Tool, you should be able to find just what you need to get the job done.