Be Sure to Measure Your Shutters Right With our OUTSIDE Mount Shutters Measuring Guide

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Outside Mounted Window Shutters Measure Guide

This guide makes measuring your shutters easy. Best printed in color, this guide talks you through in simple steps, how to successfully measure windows for shutters.

Measure Guide for Outside Mount Shutters

Watch our Shutters Measuring Videos that accompany this guide!

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Are Outside Mount Shutters Right For You?

Shutters are best fitted as an outside mount where there is a very shallow or no recess on the window. This means that the shutters are installed ‘face fix’ on the window molding or onto the wall around the window.

When ordering outside mount shutters you have a variety of frames you can choose. All dimensions that you will take include the frame, inside which the shutters are mounted.

If you’re not sure if you should be measuring and ordering shutters as an outside mount, we suggest that if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, we recommend you measure for an outside mount

  • Is your window recess less than 1 3/4”?
  • Do your windows open inwards?

If still in doubt, before you start to measure, email us a photo of your window and we’ll tell you exactly which is the correct measure and install method for you.

The Basics

  • A steel tape measure is advised, to ensure your dimensions are 100% accurate.
  • Measure the width in 3 places (top, middle and bottom) and height in 3 places (left, center and right) The SMALLEST of these dimensions is the size you convey to us.

What You Get Shipped in the Shutter Box

Your shutters are supplied all ready to install. The shutter panels are mounted within a frame. The dimensions that you convey to us when ordering, include your frame.

See the drawings below, which show the frame we’ll supply you with, depending upon your chosen design of shutter.

4 sided frame for full height shutters

1. A 4 sided frame for full height plantation shutters

4 sided frame for tier on tier shutters

2. A 4 sided frame for tier on tier shutters

A 3 sided frame for cafe style shutters

3. A 3 sided frame for café style plantation shutters (left, right and bottom)

3 sided frame for full height French door

4. A 3 sided frame for full height French door (left, right and top)

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