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Video: How to Measure for Inside Mount Plantation Shutters

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How to Measure for Inside Mount Plantation Shutters

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Learn the basics of how to measure for Inside Mount Plantation Shutters in this short video.

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Learn the basics of how to measure for Inside Mount Plantation Shutters in this short video.

Welcome to our shutter installation video. Please watch as we show you the correct procedure for measuring for trouble-free operation. When measuring for an inside Mount application, it is important to check the depth of the window before choosing a louver size.

Louvers can be 2 1/2" or 3 ½" wide. It is important to look for any of obstructions such as locks, window cranks, latches, mullions, and windows that open into the room. The frame options for inside mounts include L-Frame, Z-Frame, Trim Frame, or Unframed. Once the appropriate louver and frame has been chosen, record these items on the order form. Check the window for squareness by measuring the diagonal points of the window or by using a panel and placing it against all four corners.

If the window is out of square by more than 3/8", an outside mount application is recommended. Measure the inside width of the window in three locations -- top, middle and bottom. Remember to always measure the opening at the point on the window where the shutter frame will be installed.

Record the smallest or tightest inside measurement within 1/16" for width on the order form. Repeat the same process for measuring height; again, measure in three places -- left, center, and right. Record the smallest or tightest inside measurement this time within 1/8" for height on the order form. If the opening measures 60" or higher a divider rail is required. For inside mounts, measure from the top of the window sill up to the center of where you would like the divider rail located.