How to Measure for Interior Shutters


Measuring / Installation Recommendations for Interior Shutters

In some applications it may be more efficient and simpler to mount your shutters to the window molding or directly to the wall. These procedures allow for greater flexibility for windows with a shallow depth or that may be constructed out of square. It is important that various parts of the window construction (casing, molding, handles, etc.) measure to allow enough space for louver extension in the fully open position when the shutter is closed and the louvers are fully open. Standard clearances are: 1-1/4" with 3-1/2" slats; 3/4" with 2-3/8" slats; and 1/2" with 1-7/8" slats.

Note: Remember to measure and remeasure to verify your numbers before selecting your shutters and the desired mounting procedure.

Frame Mount Installation   Frame Mount Installation
Frames may be mounted to molding or directly to the wall outside the molding.
 
Window Measurements Frame Mount  

Window Measurements Frame Mount

1. Locate the first flat area wide enough to mount the 1" frame.
Note: For frames mounted on window molding, molding must have a flat area of at least 1/2".

2. Measure window left to right and top to bottom. Allow 1" on all sides for grame width.
Note: Be sure to measure using the same flat area on all sides of the window molding.

*Openings over 72" wide require a T-Post
or Track System



Installation Inside Casing

Installation Inside Casing
 
Installation Inside Casing

Window Measurements Inside Casing

1. Measure the inside width of the window at both points (W/A and W/B), and the height at both points (H/C and H/D). Record.

2. Measure the window depth (D/A), the distance from the window frame to lowest edge of the window casing or molding.

3. It is important that various parts of the window construction (casing, molding, handles, etc.) allow enough space for louver extension in the fully open position when the shutter is closed and the louvers are fully open. Standard clearances are: 1-1/4" with 3-1/2" slats; 3/4" with 2-3/8" slats; and 1/2" with 1-7/8" slats.

Note: Remember to measure and remeasure to verify your numbers before selecting your shutters and the desired mounting procedure.

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