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Shutter Hardware for Every Home

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Shutter Hardware (Dogs, Straps and Hinges)

The perfect hardware can make or break a window treatment. Many people prefer the classic style of window shutters, but finding the antique or antique replica hardware that best suits what you are looking for can be extremely time consuming, not to mention expensive. Here you can find exactly what you are looking for, without the hassle. We will never deceive you by passing off replica shutter dogs and shutter stays as antiques, and charge you an arm and a leg. We value your business, and want you to be confident in what you are purchasing.

Shutter Hinges

Shutter Hinges

Our hardware comes in several different metal choices, from aluminum and steel to solid cast iron, so you can choose the best one to match your home. We have all the hardware choices you need, including a large selection of strap hinges. Our designs are chosen based on their popularity in homes over the centuries, all across America. We have some replica pieces that are made specifically for brick housing, much like the originals they are based off of. Others are based more for wood, siding, or stucco homes. We know how frustrating it can be to find the perfect piece, only to have to find the mounting hardware separately, so we include this for you.

Shutter Hinges

Shutter Hinges

The length of the hardware varies, so make sure you choose the right length for your project. All of our pieces are hand-forged right here in the United States, so you know you will get the highest quality products. We also include a two-year limited warranty on all of our products at no additional cost to you. We understand how little touches can make a dream home turn into a reality, and do our best to provide the products that can make that happen.

Shutter Holds and Shutter Dogs
Shutter Holds and Shutter Dogs
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Using Shutter Dogs and Hold Backs – Great Outside Decor

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Cast iron shutter hardware is a great way to introduce a colonial architectural style to your home. Using shutter dogs on your windows is especially important as these pieces are designed specifically to hold your shutters in the open position. Shutter hardware, in its earliest form, was made from wood and leather (as iron was far too expensive for the common homeowner) and usually home made. Unfortunately the need to create more durable hardware became a necessity over time as the shutters of a home were vital in providing security for the inhabitants and protection against the weather. The use of cast iron for shutter dogs is a great example of Colonial architecture.

Shutter dogs are produced today – allowing you to incorporate their patterns onto your windows. It is a simple way to create a common theme on the exterior of your home but remember to follow a few simple steps when replacing older shutter hardware. First, be sure to check if the shutter dog you are buying is designed to be installed on wood, brick, stucco or frame construction. Second, replace the older hinges, latches and bolts with cast iron hardware as well to help tie the look together for you. You can also find cast iron door and gate hardware to further create a common theme.

Cast iron shutter dogs are a wonderful and extremely durable way to update your older or worn shutter hardware. Shutter dogs can be very simple in design or extremely ornate, depending on a homeowner’s personal preference. Shutter dogs are mounted directly to the exterior of the house (please note not all shutter dogs can mount on every surface and the type of mount is usually specified) and turn to hold the shutters open.

Cast iron shutter dogs are readily available online as well as in many home decorating magazines. Search for cast iron construction to ensure high durability and be sure to ask questions. These cast iron shutter dogs can be found online through LookInTheAttic & Company and they offer free design assistance and help.

Shutter Dog

Shutter Dog

Written by Period Style Hardware

August 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm