A few months after Nick and I moved into this house we noticed some mysterious hardware mounted above almost all of our exterior windows. See the black arrows pointing to them in the photo below?
They’re on almost all of the original windows, including the one above on the porch, but not the newer windows in the laundry room (which was added on to the back of the house at some point) or the oddly-shaped window in the downstairs bath. They can even be spotted way up on the second floor.
My next door neighbor has them, too.
So what do you think they are? My best guess is that they’re intended to be used to hang some kind of hurricane shutters, but there are no such shutters to be found in storage in or around the house. Could we use them to mount plywood cut to size in case of an impending storm? From the ground they look like bottle openers to me, but the location seems impractical for that purpose, haha.