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How to Measure for Plantation Shutters

Nothing could be more disappointing than eagerly waiting for your Eclipse Shutters to be delivered only to find that they don’t fit your windows! If you decide to measure you windows youself, please read on to find out how to do this easily and accurately.  Always measure from the inside of the house, and don’t include the window frame in your measurements. 

Inside Mount

How to Measure for Inside Mount Video
  1. Use a durable steel tape measure (do not use a cloth tape) for the most accurate measurements.
  2. Measure and record each window individually, no matter how similar they look.
  3. For width, measure across the window at the top, center and bottom.
  4. For height, measure from top to bottom on the left, center and right.
  5. Measure in 3 locations for width and height. Use the smallest measurement (if they are not all the same) rounding down to the nearest 1/8 in.
  6. Do not make any deductions, allowances or additions. Do not include the window frame in your measurements.
  7. Always measure from the inside of the house.
  8. Check the window is square by measuring on diagonals.
  9. Ensure their is sufficient clearance space between the window hardware and the shutter to open and close properly.
  10. If diagonal measurement differs by more than ½ in., choose outside mount instead.
  • Inside Mount
  • Inside Mount

Outside Mount

How to Measure for Outside Mount Video
  1. Use a durable steel tape measure (do not use a cloth tape for the most accurate measurements.
  2. Measure and record each window individually, no matter how similar they look.
  3. Always measure from the inside of the house.
  4. For width, measure across the window at the top, center and bottom.
  5. For height, measure from top to bottom on the left, center and right.
  6. Measure the width to the outer edges of the molding in three places (your molding is part of the measurement). Record the widest measurement rounding up to the nearest 1/8 in.
  7. Measure the height to the outer edges of the molding in 3 places (your molding is part of the measurement). If you have a sill, measure from the top of the sill to the top of the molding. Measure the window height in 3 places. Record the longest measurement rounding up to the nearest 1/8 in.
  8. Do not make any deductions, allowances or additions. Do not include the window frame in your measurements.

 

Outside Mount

 

How to Install Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters instantly upgrade the look of any room, and most people love the control they have over light and air flow with shutters. Simple to care for and incredibly long-lasting, switching to plantation shutters is an easy decision for most homeowners. However, when it comes to installation, they often have a tougher time deciding between self-installation and professional. If you prefer self-installation, our installation instructions and installation video will be useful to guide you throughout the process.

 

 

If you prefer professional installation, please contact your dealer/designer to schedule an appointment.

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