Why do they call them shutter dogs?

Why do they call them shutter dogs? So why are stays, tiebacks and holdbacks sometimes referred to as Shutter Dogs? The origin of this term goes back to Old English, where the word “Dog” meant a simple fastener of any kind. Hence, a “Shutter-Dog” was the first term used to describe them.

What is a shutter dog? What are shutter dogs? Also called shutter holdbacks or shutter tiebacks, shutter dogs are designed to keep your window shutters tight to the wall when open. Mounted directly below the open shutter panel, they pivot horizontally, allowing you to release and close the shutters when needed.

Where should shutter dogs be placed? Position the shutter dog against the house under the shutter. Ideally, it should be 4 inches in from the shutter’s outer edge and 1 inch below the bottom edge, but this can vary depending on the size of the shutter dog.

Which way do shutter dogs go? Shutter dogs should be placed horizontally about 1/4 of the width of the shutter from the outside edge of the open panel.

Why do they call them shutter dogs? – Additional Questions

Should shutters go on all windows?

Should All Windows Have Shutters? Not necessarily. Double or triple windows should not have shutters. Remember, whether shutters are operational or decorative, the shutter should be big enough to cover the window if the shutters were closed.

Should I put shutters on the side of my house?

Whether it’s high winds or flying debris, functional shutters act as a shield for your windows and help keep everything inside safe. Windows at the back of a home are just as vulnerable to weather damage as those in the front; therefore, shutters can provide the same benefits on both sides.

How do you install shutter holdbacks?

How do you install shutter hinges?

How do you install Shutterdogs?

How do you put a shutter on a bullet catch?

Center the clasp on the stile and secure it with the screws provided. Insert the bullet into the clasp. Open the shutter and mark the position of the bullet where it touched the siding. Drill a hole in the siding, insert the lag screw into the back of the bullet and screw the bullet into the siding.

How long should shutter straps be?

The strap length should be at least 3 inches shorter than the width of the outside shutter. Standard strap hinges are not visible when the shutters are open.

How does a shutter hinge work?

How do you keep shutters closed?

There are basically two ways to keep your shutter panels closed: by using magnets or by using panel locks or catches. Magnets: Magnets can be used to keep your shutter panels closed. Magnets will be attached to the sill or frame at the top and bottom.

Do shutters open fully?

Since each shutter panel is hinged into the shutter frame, each can swing open completely by just pulling on the panel, which allows it to swing open.

Can you close shutters from inside?

Can you tighten shutters?

How do you secure a shutter?

How do you reattach a loose shutter?

Screw a two-inch weatherproof deck screw into each hole to ensure there is still “bite” to the hole. If the screw slips right in, fill the hole with wood filler. Use a Philips head screwdriver to insert the filler into the hole. Let dry 24 hours before continuing.

How do I fix my shutter?

What are shutter spikes?

What are shutter spikes? Shutters Spikes are made from the same material as the shutter: a plastic called Polypropylene. They have a button head finish and a serrated shank. Their only purpose is to fix external, decorative shutters to the wall.

How do you replace outdoor shutters?