For day 4 of the shutter advent, we introduce hinges into our list of terms.
Hinges may seem like a small detail that don’t have much impact on shutters, but these important bits of hardware not only form the support of the shutter fixing to the frame, but they can also help shape the overall design of the shutter.
All of the hinges we use on our shutters are butt hinges. Whether panels are directly attached to the shutter framing or two panels are fixed to each other for bi-folding configurations, these high-quality fixtures ensure that the expertly crafted shutter panels are securely hung for as long as the shutters last (which can be upwards of 20 years).
When it comes to choosing hinges, clients tend to take one of two approaches; colour matching to the shutter panel colour or opting for a metallic choice to bring out an authentic and chic addition.
If matching the colour is preferred, then the best way to achieve an exact match is to select one of the standard paint finishes in our range as hinges are made match these colours precisely. If going for a stain or custom colour, then a selection will need to be made to best match.