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Measuring Instructions for Shutters

Shutters Outside Mount
Width
  • Measure the width (left to right) of the inside edge of the glass area including any molding around the glass in three places (top, middle, and bottom).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements and add 1 3/8" per frame side (2 3/4" total).
  • Example: If the window opening is 36", order 38 3/4". This will provide 1 3/8” coverage on each side of the window.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
Height
  • Measure the height(top to bottom) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (left, middle, and right).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements and add 1 3/8" per frame side (2 3/4" total).
  • Example: If the window opening is 36", order 38 3/4". This will provide 1 3/8” coverage on each side of the window.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"
Shutters Inside Mount
Width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (top, middle and bottom).
  • Take the smallest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
  • *production department will make all the necessary deductions to allow for mounting the frame in the window.
Height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • *production department will make all the necessary deductions to allow for mounting the frame in the window.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"

Frame types and window depth requirements:
No Frame (Direct Mount)
  • 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.
L Frame
  • 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.
Trim Frame
  • A minimum recess depth of 1 3/8" is required for a 2 1/2" louver
  • A minimum recess depth of 2" is required for a 3 1/2" louver.
  • A minimum recess depth of 2 5/8" is required for a 4 1/2" louver.
  • A minimum wall area of 1 3/8" all the way around the window opening is required.


Shutters Outside Mount
Outside mount shutters are mounted on the wall, on molding or beyond molding and require at least 1 3/8” of flat surface to properly install the frame.
Window with no molding
Width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (top, middle, and bottom).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements and add 1 3/8" per frame side (2 3/4" total).
  • Example: If the window opening is 36", it might be helpful to order 38 3/4". This will provide 1 3/8" coverage on each side of the window.
  • There is no rule on the width of shutters other than to make sure that it is wide enough to cover the opening.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
Height
  • Measure the height(top to bottom) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (left, middle, and right).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements and add 1 3/8" per frame side (2 3/4" total).
  • Example: If the window opening is 36", it might be helpful to order at least 38 3/4". This will provide 1 3/8" coverage on each side of the window.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"

Mounting directly onto the molding:
Width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the outside edge of the molding in three places (top, middle, and bottom).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
Height
  • Measure the height (top to bottom) of the outside edge of the molding in three places (left, middle, and right).
  • Take the largest of the three measurements. Write down that size, this is the height you will order.
*width and length measurements may vary +/- 1/8"
Trim Frame
  • A minimum wall area of 1 3/8" all the way around the window opening is required.
  • Frame extensions are sent with every order in case more clearance in needed for the louvers to operate.
    • 2 1/2" louver will include 1 extension piece.
    • 3 1/2" louver will include 2 extension pieces.
    • 4 1/2" louver will include 2 extension pieces.
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