First of all, I am very happy with my new shutter screws. I purchased enough to redo my entire outside windows, and it was simple, and the newly painted shutters look great. To answer your question, I really believe that this is your best option for either vinyl or brick. I can see them being applied to just about any surface that would accept a screw or nail. I have both brick and vinyl on my house and it did not matter. What ever size screw or nail that works for you is what you can use, as long as it is deep enough to hold the "shutter screws" (meaning that the shutter will be held securely in place). The good thing about this type of screw is that they are attached on the back of the shutter, so they are not noticeable or will not damage the face of the shutter. I used six screws for each shutter, or 12 for a complete window. I don't know why they call them screws, because you purchase the screws or nails separately in order to attach the so called "shutter screws" to your shutters. Bottom line, first determine where you should place the "shutter screw" on the back of the shutter in order to secure it properly, If you have different size shutters, you will need to take this into consideration. Longer shutters would, in my opinion, require at least six on each shutter. Order one or two extra, because you may damage one during installation, plus I wanted to have an extra one on hand so I could easily order more if needed. Then buy screws or nails that meet your needs...length and type of material you are securing the shutters to. When everything is obtained, make certain the shutter screws (or I call them fixtures) will fit on the framing molded into the back of he shutter. Then remove your old shutters and set them aside. Carefully remove the existing shutter screws or nails, and discard. However, try and not damage or change the surface of your siding around where the old screw holes will be extracted, as using the old holes should make it easier to reattach the new shutter screws. Take your time, and reattach the shutters, after, hopefully, cleaning them. You should be very happy with the results. Good Luck!
Date published: 2016-05-13