Tips for Getting Started With Norman Window Shutters
Norman Shutters are an excellent window treatment for many homeowners and interior designers. These shutters look perfect with so many styles from cottage to traditional. They are convenient because they can help insulate windows and help you avoid allergens found in fabric window treatments. Plantation Shutters, always a classic and always in style sometimes referred to as furniture for your windows, create a finished look to your interior decor.
With so many options to choose from, our Norman Window Shutters are available in many louver sizes, shapes, & styles!
Norman Window Shutters – Inside or Outside Mount?
The first decision that needs to be made before you measure your windows is whether you want to mount your shutters on the inside or outside of the window frame. We highly recommend outside mount shutters as they are easier to measure and install. Outside mount shutters are mounted to the outside of the window frame.
Measure Your Norman Window Shutters
When measuring to fit any shutters to your windows, it is essential to be careful about measurements. Be sure always to have width and height clearly marked. Remember, always put your width measurement first, and height last.
For Inside Mount, there are two things to determine,
- Window Frame Depth – To get the window frame depth, measure from the front edge of the window frame to the window.
- Window Frame Squareness – Measure the window diagonally to determine if your window is a true square. If the diagonal measurements differ, you may have to do an outside mount instead.
First, measure the length and depth of the window. It is only necessary to give the smallest length and width. Then put exactly what your window frames measure to the nearest 1/8″. And make sure that you have enough window depth to fit the shutters. Measure the inside width of the window in three locations: top, middle, and bottom. Remember always to measure the opening at the point of the window where the shutter frame will be installed.
If the opening measures 60 inches 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.
For Outside Mount, many of the same principles for an inside mount apply. The difference with an outside mount is that you can extend or build out the frame by adding to the measurement where needed.
- Similar to an inside mount application, measure the width and length of the area around the window you would like to cover.
- Add the size of the frame you are using, including both the left and the right side.
The number of panels in each plantation shutter will vary based on your window size. Multiple panels within the same shutter will be divided equally and will be the same size. Panel configuration determines how each panel will open and close on the hinges.
Divider Rails –
When you measure for the divider rail, measurements start where the bottom of the frame will be located and go up to the center of the divider rail. Record that measurement on the order form. Divider rails must be used on panels over 60 inches in height.
Where Can You Use Norman Window Shutters?
Norman Window Shutters are one of the most popular and preferred window coverings for many homeowners as they can be a perfect fit for any windows. Check out how Norman Shutters are best for your bay windows or arched windows.
Wooden Shutters for Bay Windows
Whether you live in a modern or traditional home, bay windows are a common feature. Finding modern window treatments for a bay window isn’t always easy.
Fit wooden window shutters for your bay windows for superior light control. Shutters on bay windows can also give you added privacy and security.
Arched Window Shutters
Arched windows always add an elegant touch to your home’s decor that can look great from the inside and outside. Shutters are one of the best solutions for arched windows because they can be custom built to fit any size window and stained to match any home’s existing decor.
Order Custom Shutters Online and Get the Best Deals on Selected Products
Shutters can add a great deal of value to the overall decor of your kitchen, utility area, dining space, etc. So order them today and get them delivered to your doorstep by placing an order in a few simple steps.
Let us help you get your measurements accurately. Our measuring and installing guides take you through everything you need to do, step by step. And if you still have any questions, feel free to call our team.