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How to measure for your Hurricane Shutters

Materials Needed:

  • Printed PDF from our site
  • Writing utensil(pen or pencil)
  • Measuring tape

  • Begin at the front door and work clockwise around the measurements in the appropriate blanks on the PDF. Helpful Hint: Number the panels when you receive them to correspond to the openings for easy reinstallation.
  • For windows, horizontally measure from one inside edge of the recess for the window to the opposite side. Our website will add the appropriate amount of overlap onto the wall. To vertically measure, begin at the top from the edge of the recess to the top of the window sill, we will also add necessary overlap. To determine the proper build out (distance shutters are mounted from the surface of the wall) this build out should be greater than the sill projection and greater than 3 inches from the glass surface, whichever is more. We have buildout from 0 to 3 inches.
  • For Doors, horizontally measure from one inside edge of the opening to the parallel inside edge, vertically measure from the inside edge of the top to the floor. Our site will add the appropriate amount of overlap for the type of installation that you select to the panels we ship. Helpful Hint: Our PDF is set up to note the width first, then the height.
  • Enter measurements into our Buy Shutters Page.
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