Looking for exterior shutter hinges?

We offer the largest selection of strap hinges, edge mortised hinges and cast surface hinges. These exterior shutter hinges are designed to make your Exterior Shutters fully functional or they can be used as decorative accents. Don't see what you are looking for? Let us know and we will find it or have it custom made for you.
Strap Shutter Hinges New York Shutter Hinges Mortise Shutter Hinges
Bermuda Shutter Hinges Bahama Shutter Hinges Plastic Shutter Hinges
Here at Kestrel we are proud of the fact that the bulk of our exterior shutter hardware is made locally by some of the most respected and skilled blacksmiths and foundries in the country.  When you see this symbol you can be assured that your hardware is made within 50 miles of our own manufacturing facility. Here at Kestrel we are proud of the fact that many of our exterior shutter hardware pieces are made locally by some of the most respected and skilled blacksmiths and foundries in the country. When you see this symbol you can be assured that your hardware is made within 50 miles of our own manufacturing facility.

Tapered Strap Hinges - Hammered Edges

Length Offset Price / Pair
12" 0" $44     buy now
12" 1" $44     buy now
12" 2" $44     buy now

14" 0" $48     buy now
14" 1" $48     buy now
Item Code: BSH Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania 14" 2" $48     buy now

Material: Hand Forged Iron - 3/16" thick 16" 0" $52     buy now
Finish: Black Powder Coat 16" 1" $52     buy now
16" 2" $52     buy now

Tapered Strap Hinges - Straight Edges

Length Offset Price / Pair
12" 0" $32     buy now
12" 1" $32     buy now
12" 2" $32     buy now

14" 0" $34     buy now
14" 1" $34     buy now
Item Code: TSH Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania 14" 2" $34     buy now

Material: Hand Forged Iron - 3/16" thick 16" 0" $36     buy now
Finish: Black Powder Coat 16" 1" $36     buy now
16" 2" $36     buy now

Storm Strap Hinges - Straight Edges

Length Offset Price / Pair
12" 0" $30     buy now
12" 1" $30     buy now
12" 2" $30     buy now

14" 0" $31     buy now
14" 1" $31     buy now
Item Code: SSH Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania 14" 2" $31     buy now

Material: Hand Forged Iron - 3/16" thick 16" 0" $32     buy now
Finish: Black Powder Coat 16" 1" $32     buy now
16" 2" $32     buy now

Tapered Strap Hinges - Straight Edges

Length Offset Price / Pair
10" 1/2" $40     buy now
10" 1.1/2" $41     buy now
10" 2.1/4" $42     buy now
10" 3.1/4" $44     buy now
10" Adjustable    $46     buy now
Lag Bolt

12" 1/2" $41     buy now
12" 1.1/2" $42     buy now
12" 2.1/4" $43     buy now
12" 3.1/4" $45     buy now
12" Adjustable $47     buy now
Item Code: HE2-10 Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania Lag Bolt

Material: Stamped Steel - 1/8" thick 14" 1/2" $42     buy now
Finish: Galvanized & Black Powder Coat 14" 1.1/2" $43     buy now
14" 2.1/4" $44     buy now
14" 3.1/4" $46     buy now
14" Adjustable $47     buy now
Lag Bolt

16" 1/2" $43     buy now
16" 1.1/2" $44     buy now
16" 2.1/4" $45     buy now
16" 3.1/4" $47     buy now
16" Adjustable $48     buy now
Lag Bolt

Tapered Strap Hinges - Stainless Steel

Length Offset Price / Pair
10" 1/2" $49     buy now
10" 1.1/2" $51     buy now
10" 2.1/4" $52     buy now
10" Adjustable    $59     buy now
Lag Bolt
Item Code: TSH-SS
Material: Stainless Steel - 1/8" thick
Finish: Black Powder Coat

New York "L" Hinges

Length Offset Price / Pair
6" 1/2" $29     buy now
6" 1.1/2" $30     buy now
6" 2.1/4" $31     buy now
6" 3.1/4" $32     buy now
6"    Adjustable    $38     buy now
Item Code: NYH Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania Lag Bolt
Material: Stamped Steel - 1/8" thick
Finish: Galvanized and Black Powder Coat

Center Mount "T" Strap Hinges

Length Offset Price / Pair
6" 1/2" $32     buy now
6" 1.1/2" $33     buy now
6" 2.1/4" $34     buy now
6" 3.1/4" $35     buy now
6"    Adjustable    $40     buy now
Lag Bolt
Item Code: CSH Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania
Material: Stamped Steel - 1/8" thick
Finish: Galvanized and Black Powder Coat

New York "L" Hinges - stainless steel  

Length Offset Price / Pair
6" 1/2" $56     buy now
6" 1.1/2" $58     buy now
6" 2.1/4" $59     buy now
6"    Adjustable    $65     buy now
Lag Bolt
Item Code: NYH-SS
Material: Stainless Steel - 1/8" thick
Finish: Black Powder Coat

Acme Lull & Porter Hinges

Price / Set of 4 Hinges
Width Offset     Unfinished     Black
3.1/8" 11/16" $15 buy now       $21  buy now 
3.3/4" 1" $16 buy now       $22  buy now 
4.1/2" 1.3/8" $17 buy now       $26  buy now 
5" 1.9/16" $18 buy now       $28  buy now 
5.1/2" 1.13/16" $19 buy now       $36  buy now 
6.1/2" 2.1/8" $27 buy now       $39  buy now 
9" 2.3/4" $58 buy now         unavailable
Item Code: HE3-370
 
Material: Cast Iron
Finish: Unfinished or Galvanized and Black Powder Coat

Clark's Tip Hinge     

Length Offset Price / Set
of 4 Hinges
2.1/2" 5/8"   $12     buy now
3" 1.5/8"   $17     buy now
Item Code: HE3-320
Material: Cast Iron
Finish: Unfinished

Bahama Shutter Hinge

Length Price / Set
Up to 24"   $36     buy now
25" to 30"   $40     buy now
31" to 40"   $48     buy now
41" to 48"   $55     buy now
49" to 80"   $75     buy now
81" to 120"   $95     buy now
121" to 240"   $175     buy now
Item Code: HE28-BH This hinge is designed to hold the shutter out at an angle, away from the window. This is a 2 piece extruded hinge. The "L" shaped extrusion mounts to the wall above the window while the straight extrusions mounts to the top of the shutter.
Material: Extruded Aluminum
Finish: Unfinished

Bermuda Hinges

Height Width Price / Pair
3" 3"    $34   buy now
3" 5.1/2"    $35   buy now
4" 4"    $43   buy now
4" 6.1/2"    $45   buy now
Item Code: HE1-401 Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania
Material: Plate Steel - 14 Gauge for 3" and 11 Gauge for 4"
Finish: Black Powder Coat

Parliament "H" Hinges

Height Width Price / Pair
3" 3"    $34   buy now
3" 5.1/2"    $35   buy now
4" 4"    $43   buy now
4" 6.1/2"    $45   buy now
Item Code: HE1-405 Exterior Shutter Hardware made in Pennsylvania
Material: Plate Steel - 14 Gauge for 3" and 11 Gauge for 4"
Finish: Black Powder Coat

Questions about Exterior Shutter Hinges?

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about exterior shutter hinges.



  1. What if I only want to use my shutters for decoration?
  2. What was traditionally used in my area?
  3. What if I'm not looking to match any particular type of hardware?
  4. I know what type of hinge I want, but what size should I get?
  5. I'm still not sure which hinge will work best for me.



1. What if I only want to use my shutters for decoration?
Even if you only plan to use your shutters as decoration you should still use exterior shutter hinges. When shutters are mounted directly to the face of a house there is no room for ventilation between the shutter and the house. This results in a tremendous heat build up from the sun that can cause damage to siding and painted finishes. One way around this is to mount the shutters permanently to a block of wood so that there is room for ventilation. The drawback with this is that whenever you need to do housework in the area of your windows you will have to pry the shutters off the face of your house. This can be avoided by using any of the hinges we offer. They only take a few minutes to install and will allow you to easily lift off the shutters when you go to repaint or even just to wash off the siding.

2. What was traditionally used in my area?
If you have an older house that had shutters at one time, take a look for any hardware that is still mounted to your house. While the shutters may have been destroyed, or taken down and lost, the hardware was usually left on the house. This is one way to find out what was originally used. You can also take a look at some other homes in your area. Another way is to check in with the local historical society. They will often have old photographs showing what was used in your area.

3. What if I'm not looking to match any particular type of hardware?
If you are not matching a style of hardware then go with what you like the most. However, certain type of hardware will only work in certain situations.

Mortised hinges like the Acme Lull & Porter can only be used where there is enough wood trim, within the opening, to mount the shutters. One way to think of this type of hinge is picture it as a fancy door hinge. Part of the hinge is mortised into the edge of the shutter, part is mortised into the window trim. If your windows are flush with the face of your house and your trim then you will need to use a surface mounted hinge.

Surface mounted hinges are exactly that; hinges that are mounted to the face of your window trim or the face of your house. If you are using your shutters for storm protection we recommend going with the heavier, straight strap hinges.

4. I know what type of hinge I want, but what size should I get?
If you are using an edge mortised hinge like the Acme Lull & Porter hinges you are going to choose a hinge based on the overall width of the hinge when in the open position. Measure the distance from where the shutter will rest when in the closed position to the position where the shutter will sit in the opened position. Remember, when the shutters are in the opened position they should stand out from the face of the house. This way there will always be ventilation behind the shutter. Once you have this measurement choose the hinge that's width is larger than than this measurement. For example, if the measurement from the shutter in the opened position to the shutter in the closed position is 4.5/8", choose the 5" wide Acme Lull & Porter hinge.

Offset for Exterior Shutters HingesFor surface mount hinges you are going to choose the hinge based on the offset. The offset you will need will be based on the type of construction you have and the depth of your window sill. The smaller the offset, the shallower the depth of your window frame. For simple reference use this drawing.

5. I'm still not sure which hinge will work best for me.
If you're still not sure which hinge will work best for you click here to view and fill out our window and hinge worksheet. The worksheet will help us to help you determine which hinge will work best for you.