How to Measure For Functional Exterior Shutter Hardware
For Composite Wood Shutters
Different Types Of Pintles
Depending on the material of your window casing or the material of your home, there are three main pintle types to choose from.
Plate Pintles are used to install on flat surfaces such as wood or PVC window casing.
Lag Pintles are used to install shutters on masonry surfaces such as brick, stucco, or stone.
Jamb Pintles are used to install into a window jamb or flat mount on brick molding.
Measuring Your Offset
Measuring For Plate Pintle Installations
To determine which offset is needed, place a flat piece of wood (A) flush against the wall so it extends further than the window casing Then simply measure from the casing (B) to the back of the wood (A).
Measuring For Lag Pintle Installations
If mounting into wood window casing, follow the instructions listed above, otherwise, install into masonry siding and adjust offset as needed. This pintle type has a varying offset depending on how far the lag is screwed into the surface. More than 1” offset is not suggested with a 4” lag pintle.
Measuring for Jamb Pintle Installations
To determine the offset needed for jamb pintles, measure from the back of the inside edge of the casing (C) to the back of the wood (A).