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WINDOW HARDWARE - Shutter Fasteners - Hook and Eye Fasteners

Question: How do hook and eye shutter fasteners secure the shutters?
Answer: A hook and eye shutter fastener can be used to either hold a pair of shutters closed or to hold a single shutter open. To hold a pair of shutters closed the hook and eye is surface mounted in a horizontal manner across the joint where the two shutters meet just like the way a slide bolt is used. To hold one shutter open a hook and eye is mounted to the window sill and the inside of the shutter. The mounting plate which holds the closed end of the hook is mounted to the window sill and the eye mounting plate is mounted on the inside surface of the shutter so that when the shutter is open the hook can be put through the eye and the shutter will be secured open.