Shutter hinges – Window shutters can add a decorative touch to any home, but they can also have a functional purpose. Shutters protect windows from damage and also provides a source of lighting. Shutters are located on both the inner and outer sides of the windows. In the course of their history have shutters evolved. Initially consisting of heavy materials, such as marble, wooden shutters gradually emerged as a dominant style. The lightweight nature of wood shutters makes it them susceptible to the force of the wind, therefore it may be beneficial to take various measures to ensure that the shutters remain open.
One way to keep the exterior shutters open is to install so-called “shutter dogs” to the shutter hinges itself. These prevent the shutters from swinging shut even open. When you want to close the shutter, simply rotate the shutter button dog, so they miss the outer lock, so the shutters to close completely.
Specialized shutter hinges can be installed to keep the shutters in the open position. These hinges are typically designed to lock in the open position and hold down the shutter button from being blown shut by the wind. The hinge is designed such that the shutter is raised a little in order to engage and disengage the locking mechanism.