Exterior shutters can add a touch of elegance to any home, but they need to be measured correctly for the best fit and aesthetic appeal. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of measuring for exterior shutters, ensuring you get the perfect fit every time.
Before you start measuring for your shutters, there are a few tools you will need. These include a measuring tape, a ladder for taller windows, and a notepad and pen to jot down your measurements. It's also helpful to have a friend or family member assist you, especially when measuring larger windows.
Measuring the Width
First, measure the width of your window. This is the measurement from the left edge of the window to the right edge, including any casing or trim. Record this measurement, as it will be used to determine the width of your shutters.
Measuring the Height
Next, measure the height of your window. This is the measurement from the top edge of the window to the bottom edge, again including any casing or trim. Record this measurement, as it will be used to determine the height of your shutters.
Calculating Shutter Size
Once you have your window measurements, you can calculate the size of your shutters. For traditional style shutters, the width of each shutter should be half the width of the window. The height of the shutter should be the same as the height of the window.
When measuring for your shutters, always measure twice to ensure accuracy. If you're unsure about your measurements, don't hesitate to seek professional assistance. Remember, the perfect fit is crucial to achieving the look you desire for your home.
If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us at customersupport@MHGSupply.com or call us at 843.779.6824. We're here to help ensure your home improvement project is a success.