How To Measure For Interior Window Shutters

Measuring Windows

Interior shutters add beauty and a layer of insulation from heat, noise, and light. Keeping them inside offers the same benefits as exterior shutters with the added convenience of fast access if you need to shut up the house in a hurry. Blind Wholesaler, serving Las Vegas, Nevada, offers a complete in-home estimate, including dimensions for custom shutters. Keep reading to determine how to size interior shutters and reach out to our pros if you would like to leave it to the experts!

Tips For Measuring Interior Window Shutters

  • Use a steel tape measure to allow for the most accurate dimensions.
  • Be careful not to mix up your height and width. Follow the width by height (W X H) format and mark your measurements accordingly.
  • Calculate to the nearest 1/8 inch.
  • Figure out the size for each window individually; even though they look alike, the dimensions may slightly differ.
  • Consider if you want inside or outside mount interior shutters.

How To Measure For Interior Mount Shutters

  1. Check to see if each window is square. An outside mount is recommended if the window is out of square by more than 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
  2. Measure your frame’s depth to make sure your recess meets the minimum requirement for an inside mount.
  3. Figure out the width at the top, middle, and bottom of each opening. Submit the narrowest measurement of the three for the width.
  4. Measure the height of your window opening at the left, center, and right. Once again, the shortest measurement is the number you submit for the height.
  5. A divider rail is needed if the opening measures 60 inches or larger.

How To Measure For Exterior Mount Window Shutters

  1. Make sure your windows are square by measuring the diagonal points of each one.
  2. Find the depth of your frame to make sure the recess has the minimum depth required for plantation or other styles.
  3. Make sure you have enough flat surfaces for the mounting hardware. Each shutter will have mounting requirements that you need to consider.
  4. Just as you would do with an interior mount, you need to find the width of your opening—this time, you need to submit the widest measurement of the top, middle, and bottom.
  5. Determine the height of the opening at the left, center, and right. You will need to submit the longest measurement for the height of each one.
  6. If your window has a trim, you can mount the shutter on it. Note that you’ll need a flat surface of at least 1 ½” for a proper fit.
  7. If your window has no trim, do not add to your dimensions.

Let The Professionals Do The Work!

Blind Wholesalers is a wholesale custom interior shutter provider that cuts out the middleman to bring the savings to you. We offer free in-home measuring and installation. So, save yourself some trouble and let us do the work!

Contact us today for a free, in-home estimate for all your interior shutter needs.