How To Properly Measure Your Windows For Plantation Shutters

How To Properly Measure Your Windows For Plantation Shutters

What you will need to properly measure your window:

  • Pencil & Paper to write down the measurements

  • A Tape Measure

  • Step Stool or Ladder (if needed)

  • Measure to the nearest ⅛’’ of an inch, if marked at 1/16’’ round down to the next ⅛’’.

Next, do you want inside or outside mounted Plantation Shutters?

Inside Mount Plantation Shutters: are placed inside the window frame. This showcases your window and gives it a smooth and upstanding look.

Outside Mount Plantation Shutters: are placed on the wall around your window or on top of the molding around your window. If your window is too small to use an inside mount for your shutters this is a wonderful substitute.

For Outside Plantation Shutters follow these steps listed below:

  1. Measure the width from trim to trim that is around your window. If your window does not have trim then add width of your choice so the shutters can be installed correctly to the outside of your window. Write out on your paper the width measurements and label it correctly.

  2. Measure the height of your trim from top to bottom. If you have a window sill that extends from the wall/window, start at the window sill and measure to the height of your choice. If you have neither trim nor a window sill, extend the measurements from top and bottom of the window. Write out on your paper the height measurements and label it correctly.

  3. Double check your measurements are correct and that they follow the width by height format (W x H). Making sure your measurements are correct is very important with outside framed shutters because the product will be made to the size you provided.

For Inside Plantation Shutters follow these steps listed below:

  1. Measure the depth of your window frame, the depth is important because each window treatment may require a minimum or maximum depth in order to install your plantation shutters.

  2. In order to install an inside mount your window needs to be checked for squareness. Check for squareness by measuring the diagonal points of your window. Another way to do this is by taking a panel and place it against all four corners of the frame. If your window is not square by more than ¼’’ inch, you will need to do an outside mount instead.

  3. Next measure the height of your window in three different locations: left, right, and center. The shortest measurement is the one you will use for the height. Write out on your paper the height measurements and label it correctly.

  4. Next measure the width of your window in three different locations as well: top, bottom and the middle. The shortest number of all three will be the measurement you need. Write out on your paper the width measurements and label it correctly.

  5. If the height of your window is 60’’ or higher a divider rail will be required.

  6. Double check your measurements are correct and that they follow the width by height format (W x H). Making sure your measurements are correct is very important with inside framed shutters because the product will be made to the size you provided.

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