Plantation shutters offer many benefits, and they are a good addition that works with any home style. Homeowners often ask us how to measure their windows for shutters. We break down the process here.
Inside or Outside Mount
Plantation shutters can be mounted indoors or outdoors. For indoor mounting, check the window frame to determine if it has a recess that can accommodate a shutter frame – this means you should already know the dimensions of your shutters. If the recess in the window frame is too shallow or if window components like crank handles are in the way, then an outside mount would be more suitable. If you are considering custom shutter sizes, then you should have more flexibility in choosing where the shutters can be mounted.
Windows With Removable or Tilt-In Sashes
Most of today’s double-hung and sliding windows feature sashes that can be tilted or removed for easy cleaning. You need to make sure the shutters don’t get in the way of these features. Outside-mounted poly or wood shutters are ideal, but if you prefer them mounted inside, shutter panels installed directly on the window frame works best.
Custom Window Shapes
Custom window shapes need custom shutters. The beauty of hiring a custom shutter manufacturer like us is that you can have matching shutters for your custom windows. Whether it’s arched, octagonal or triangular, a shutter can be built that preserves its attention-grabbing shape, instead of covering it.
Historic or Custom Trim
Installing shutters on windows with historic or custom trim can take some work. The objective is to add shutters without disturbing other components. Mounting them sounds easy: the trim can be removed and then put back after installation. But the shutters will take up space on the window frame, which means the trim might not fit after. In such cases, your best option is to choose custom-built shutters, especially if the window sizes vary throughout the house.
Wholesale Shutter Company is your leading provider of discount shutters. Give us a call at (866) 540-0049, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in San Diego and other areas in Southern California.