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Measuring Instructions for Shutters

Measuring tips:

  1. Use a steel tape for best accuracy
  2. Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8”
  3. Always record width (left to right) first, and then the height (top to bottom)

  • Inside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Inside Mount
    Inside mounted shutters mount inside the window casing, and do not cover the window molding.

  • Outside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Outside Mount
    Outside mounted shutters are mounted on the wall and cover the window molding.

Instructions for Inside Mounted Shutters

Depth Requirements

  • First make sure your window is deep enough your shutters to be an inside mount.
  • Measure depth from glass to outer edge of trim or window casing. If depth is less than 2 3/4” outside mount will be required.
  • If 2 3/4” or more, inside mount is recommended.
  • A minimum recess depth of 2 1/4" is required for a 2 1/2" louver.
  • A minimum recess depth of 2 7/8" is required for a 3 1/2" louver.
  • A minimum recess depth of 3 1/2" is required for a 4 1/2" louver.

Clearance: Please ensure that there is proper flat surface clearance inside of the window jamb to accommodate the frame.

Measure the widthMeasuring the width

  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (top, middle, and bottom)
  • Record the smallest width out of the three measurements down to the nearest 1/8”
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment round down to the nearest 1/8”
  • This is the width you will order.

Measure the heightMeasuring the height

  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) of the window casing in three places (top left, center, top right down to the window sill)
  • Record the smallest height of the three measurements down to the nearest 1/8:
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment round down to the nearest 1/8”
  • This will be the height you will order

Our factory will make all necessary deductions to the exact window measurements you provide us to ensure your product will fit and operate perfectly in your window. Do not make your own deductions. Do not add to the width to make up for any deductions.

Instructions for Outside Mounted Shutters

Since outside mount covers the entire window opening and frame, there are additions you will need add to make your order the correct size.

Measure the widthMeasuring the width

  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in 3 places (top, middle, and bottom)
  • Record the largest width out of the 3 measurements up to the nearest 1/8”
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment round up to the nearest 1/8”
  • You will add the frame measurements to this size

Measure the heightMeasuring the height

  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) of the window casing in 3 places (top left, center, top right down to the window sill)
  • Record the largest height of the 3 measurements up to the nearest 1/8”
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment round up to the nearest 1/8”
  • You will add the frame measurements to this size

To mount directly around the window opening use inside measurements plus the following additions:

  • Faux Wood
    • Standard L Frame: + 4”
    • Designer Frame: + 5”
  • Wood Shutters
    • Standard L Frame: + 2 ½”
    • Designer Frame: + 4 ½”

Clearance: Ensure there is proper flat surface clearance on all 4 sides of the opening to accommodate for the frame.