How To Measure Shutters

Everything you need to properly measure for your new shutters

Getting Started

What You Will Need

  • Steel Tape Measure
  • Step Ladder (if necessary)
  • Pencil

Basic Measuring Tips:

Using the steel measuring tape - measure to the nearest 1/8" of an inch, if the size is on 1/8.

Determining Inside or Outside Mount

Inside mount shutters:

  • Inside mount shutters are available with Z-Frame or L-Frame options (Requires more depth)
  • Finished frame look

Outside mount shutters:

  • Outside mount shutters will cover beyond your window opening in width and height L-Frame only
  • Mounts on trim or wall surface

Measure for Inside Mount

measuring for inside mount blinds or shades
  • Start measurement at the depth where your brackets will be installed
  • Measure width at the top, middle, and bottom of opening edge to edge
  • Record narrowest measurement of the 3 to the nearest 1/8" **Inside Mount Shutters will have a small deduction taken by the factory to fit inside the opening**
  • Start height 1 1/2" deep inside window opening in 3 places. Left, middle and right edge to edge
  • Record tallest measurement of the 3 to the nearest 1/8"

Measure for Outside Mount

measuring for outside mount blinds or shades
  • Measure the width of the area you want to cover (1 1/2" overlap on each side recommended)
  • Record measurement **Outside Mount Shutters will be made to your exact measurement**
  • Determine where you want the top of your blind to be positioned and mark the spot
  • Measure height to be covered from the top of marked headrail position to top of sill. If no sill exist, measure down to where you want your shutter to cover (recommend 2" added below window)
  • Record measurement