I have (decorative) plastic shutters on the front of the house. An overzealous “handyman” friend took the liberty of taking down my shutters to paint them only to get bored with the job and vamoose. I’m at the point where I am ready to install the shutters back on the house.
The hardware store sells “shutter fasteners” which are plastic 2-3" long threaded “screws” where the head lacks a slot for a screwdriver. They are made to push-in by hand. Two hardware stores could not answer my concern: While this may be fine and dandy for the first install, once you’ve opened a hole, the subsequent use of that hole will not allow an identical fastner (now the same diameter as the hole) to grab. At best, its grab will be severely weakened. I don’t want to redo this job in the dead of winter when the wind rips off my shutters! (leaving me with holes the size of quarters, no less!)
How are the shutters supposed to be rehung? If I need wall anchors and screws, what is behind an exterior wall? Note: I have vinyl siding as opposed to masonry, for example. Also note, I am only used to working with sheet rock on interor walls.
I want to do this right the first time, and not make this job any bigger than it has to be.