Measure Instructions

 Measuring guide for shades 

 

INSIDE MOUNT

                      

 

A. Measure the width about 1 1⁄4” down from the top of the window, which typically is where the installation brackets will be mounted.

Remember to round down to the nearest 1⁄8”.

This measurement is the ordering width of the shade. Do not make any deductions from this width – all necessary deductions will be made automatically when the shade is fabricated.

B. Measure the width at the center and bottom of the window. If the width narrows by more than 1” from the top measurement, the customer should consider an outside mount.

C. Measure the height of the window opening at

three locations, as shown at right, and order

the shortest measurement. Again, make no deductions. All necessary deductions will be

made when the shade is fabricated.

D. Measure window on the diagonal. If the two diagonal dimensions are not exactly the same, it may be more appropriate to specify an outside mount shade for optimal light control and privacy.

E. Measure depth of window for mounting brackets.

 

OUTSIDE MOUNT

                                                                          

 

A. Measure the desired width and height. To minimize light leakage, it is recommended that the shade overlap the window opening at least 1 1⁄2” on each side, as well as at the top and bottom. As with inside mounts, do not make any deductions from your measurements.

B. Measure the width at the location where you want the shade, and use this measurement as

your ordering width for the shade.

C. Measure the height from where the top of the roller will be located to where you want the bottom of the shade.

 

 

For Blinds

 

INSIDE MOUNT

                                                                  

 

A. Measure the width about 1 1⁄4” down from the top of the window, which typically is where the installation brackets will be mounted.

Remember to round down to the nearest 1⁄8”.

B. Measure the width at the center and bottom of the window. If the width narrows by more than 1” from the top measurement, the customer should consider an outside mount.

C. Measure the height of the window opening at

three locations, as shown at right, and order

the shortest measurement.

D. Measure window on the diagonal. If the two diagonal dimensions are not exactly the same, it may be more appropriate to specify an outside mount shade for optimal light control and privacy.

E. Measure depth of window for mounting brackets.

 

OUTSIDE MOUNT 

                    


A. Measure the desired width and height. To minimize light leakage, it is recommended that the blind overlap the window opening at least 1 1⁄2” on each side, as well as at the top and bottom.

B. Measure the width at the location where you want the blind, and use this measurement as

your ordering width for the shade.

C. Measure the height from where the top of the blind will be located to where you want the bottom of the shade. A flat vertical surface at

least 1 3/4” high is needed.

 

 

 

For Shutters

 

Louver Sizes
We have four louver sizes available  2 1/2", 3 1/2" & 4 1/2". For a more contemporary look or for less view obstruction choose a larger louver size. For a more traditional design you should choose a smaller louver size. The 2 1/2", 3 1/2" & 4 1/2" louver sizes are shown and can be used as a guide to see how they compare against each other when looking through them.


                            

                INSIDE MOUNT (recessed within your window opening)


                          

     

We recommend an Inside Mount whenever possible for a neater look. Minimum depth required for an inside mount is 1 1/2".

When you specify an inside mount, provide us the exact window opening size. DO NOT TAKE A DEDUCTION!

The manufacturer will automatically deduct approximately 1/4" so your shutters will operate properly and not rub against your window frame.

FOR WIDTH, measure in three places and use the narrowest width.
FOR HEIGHT, measure in three places and use the shortest measurement.


·         OUTSIDE MOUNT (mounted on your molding or drywall)


                                

 

Outside mounts hang outside the window opening either on the wood frame or above and beyond the wood frame. That will make your window appear bigger and hide unattractive windows. Outside Mounts are necessary whenever your window openings are too shallow to place a shutter.

To ensure shutter will mount properly, add at least  ½” inch on each of the four sides.

For outside mounts, specify the exact width and exact height you want the product to be. We will make your product the exact size you specify and we will not take any deductions.

Below is a diagram showing how an outside shutter will mount.