Anchoring board and batten shutters to brick


Old 02-22-15, 09:23 PM
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Anchoring board and batten shutters to brick

Im fixing to add some board and batten shutters to the exterior of my brick home. I would rather fasten them into the mortar than the brick but I know from experience over the years mortar usually doesn't hold to well. What are the best fasteners to use? I would like to be able to remove these shutters in the future to be able to refinish them. I don't want to end up with a lot of holes in my brick where these shutters are installed. I would prefer to use something I can pick up form Homedepot, Lowes or even ACE Hardware. The shutters are made of wood and I plan on drilling a small counter sink into the wood for the fasteners. I will be staining the heads of these fasteners to match the shutters also.
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Are the shutters working shutters with hinges or are they decorative shutters to be mounted to the brick wall?
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I've found lead expansion anchors work best.
Old 02-23-15, 08:41 AM
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Definitely agree with Joe on this... lead anchors and lags. If you plan on removing the shutters from time to time, a lead anchor is the only way to go. A tapcon screw would work for a while, but problem with that is that the hole would eventually get stripped out the more you run the screw in and out.

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