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04. March 2019 · Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Plantation Shutters · Categories: Business and Management · Tags: ,

Plantation shutters are a beautiful way to add a feeling of luxury to your home. One of the first measures to installing your shutters is to correctly measure the windows that they are intended for. As you follow the steps, you need to bear in mind if the shutters must be mounted on the interior of the window frame or the outside. The measuring techniques differ. Additionally, it is important to take into consideration the backspace since this will provide room for the louver clearance and the operation of the shutters Sydney.

Make sure there’s also space for hand cranks, molding, trim, and even the window.

Establishing the Window Squareness

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Measure your window diagonally each way. If there is a difference in the size dimensions, your window is out of square. If the difference is less than a 1/4 of an inch, then you should be nice but anything involving 1/4 and 1/2 is considered out of square and more than 1/2 inches is considered greatly from square. The window squareness will impact the type of frame and mount that you should select for your aluminium plantation shutters.

On the interior of the drywall or trim at the points where the plantation shutters will be mounted, measure for height and trim. It is important to consider if the drywall or trimming narrows further back into the window opening. If it does, you will want to take the narrower of this measurement to ascertain where you’ll mount you shutters.

It vital that when measuring for interior mounting dividers which you measure the actual window opening and don’t make any deductions. The factory will make the shutters slightly smaller than the dimensions that you provide so precise measurements are important. You should round down to the nearest 1/16″.

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For instance if the measurement falls between 3/16″ and 1/4″, round down to 3/16″. If you rounded up the shutters will not fit. The necessary measurements are both diagonal lines, the height vertically from both the left side of the frame and the right as well as the middle, and the width horizontally at the top and the bottom of the frame in addition to the center.

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