Hinges and Pintles
The New York Style “L” Hinge and Pintles are the most common hinges sold for operable shutters. The Aeratis custom shutter in-a-box comes with stainless steel New York “L” hinges, pintles and a mid-hinge for 3’, 5’, 7’, and 2 pairs of mid-hinges for 10’ shutters. The hinges do not rust and allow you to open and close your shutters. All Aeratis New York style hinges, and screws are made of stainless steel. All shutter hardware is scratch resistant, powder-coated black.
Aeratis custom shutters in-a-box are meant to be surface mounted. If your shutters need to be mounted inside the window area, you may need to purchase a different set of hinges with the correct offset.
Each pair of Aeratis shutters include an aluminum scroll dog, stainless steel lag bolt and our patent pending scroll dog shutter support. The Scroll Dog is aluminum and all lag bolts are stainless steel. The shutter support is placed over the lag bolt and adds additional support to your custom Aeratis shutters. All Scroll Dogs and lag bolts are powder coated black.
One of the major challenges for operable shutters is the force of gravity on the side of the shutter that is not attached by hinges. Over time, even if the material is structural, moisture and heat mixed with the force of gravity can cause shutters to droop. Aeratis has engineered a shutter support. This vital piece of hardware is made from stainless steel and fits over the shutter dog lag bolt. The vertical member stays upright because of the set screws which are tightened when the lag bolt is in the proper position. When positioned properly, the shutter support is completely hidden behind the shutter or scroll dog.
All necessary fasteners are included in the Aeratis Custom Shutters in a box product. Everything needed to assemble and hang 1 pair of shutters on a window is included. Each box includes 24 – 4″ star-head stainless steel shutter assembly screws. These screws are meant to be counter-sunk 1/4″ into the stile of the shutter. It is important to not spin out this heavy-duty screw when securing the stile to the rails.