Measuring for an Outside Mount

Measuring for an outside mount will vary slightly depending on the style of your window. Once you have identified your window type, you may follow the below instructions for measuring.

Windows are rarely perfectly square and there will be some variation in your measurements. Do not take any deductions, we will figure this out for you during manufacturing process.

What is my Window Design?

If you are unsure of your window type (e.g. does it have a sill or an architrave), read our article on identifying your window.

Measuring Outside Mount for a Square Set Window

A square set  is a window without an architrave. For a square set window, you will be fitting your shutters around the window. Measure from the edges of the inside of the window (as if you're measuring for an inside mount). Our system will then add the necessary adjustments to allow your frame to fit around the window.

  • Measure the height of the inside of your window - bottom to top - in three difference places;
  • Measure the width of the inside of your window - left to right - in three difference places;
  • Compare your measurements and select the largest of the three.

 

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Measuring Outside Mount for a Window with an Architrave

If your window has an architrave, your shutters will generally be measured to the architrave. Measurement should start and finish at the edge of the architrave.

Depending on the type of architrave, point of measurement may vary slightly. First, you will need to identify the style of architrave (Bullnose, Decorative, Square). Once you have identified your architrave, you can follow the measuring process. 


Identifying your Architrave

Click here to read our article on architraves.

Measuring Outside Mount with a Bullnose Architrave

Measuring for an outside mount to a Bullnose Architrave is straightforward, as the frame will be fixed to the flat surface of the architrave. 

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Your meaurements should start and finish at the egde of the architrave.

  • Measure the height of your window for the edge of your architrave - bottom to top in three different places;
  • Measure the width of your window from the edge of the architrave -left to right -in three different places;
  • Compare your measurements and select the largest of the three

 Outside with architrave

 

Measuring Outside Mount for a Window with a Square Architrave

Measuring for an outside mount to a Square Architrave is straightforward, as the shutter willl be fixed to the flat surface of the architrave.

Your measurements should start and finish at the edge of the architrave.

  • Measure the height from the edge of your achitrave - bottom to top  -in three different places;
  • Measure the width from the edge to edge of your architrave - left to right - in three different places;
  • Compare measurements and select the largest of the three.

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Measuring Outside Mount for a Window with a Decorative Architrave

A decorative architrave may have bumps and curves, but will generally have a flat surface for mounting your frame. If your decorative architrave has a flat surface at its outer edge, you will measure as any other architrave. 

Your measurements should start and finish at the edge of the architrave.

  • Measure the height from the edge of your achitrave - bottom to top  -in three different places;
  • Measure the width from the edge to edge of your architrave - left to right - in three different places;
  • Compare measurements and select the largest of the three.

 

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Some architraves won't have a straightforward flat surface at its edge. If this is the case for your window, please see our article on Measuring for Complex Archirtraves.

 

Measuring Outside Mount for a Window with a Sill

When measuring outside mount for a window with a sill, your height measurement should start at the top of the window sill. If your window has an architrave, be sure to measure from the edges of the architrave, be sure to measure from the edges of the architrave. 

Windows are rarely perfect square and there will be some variation in your measurements. Do not take any deductions, we will figure this out for your during the manufacturing process.

  • Measure the height of your window - bottom to top - in three different places;
  • Measure the width of your window - left to right - in three different places;
  • Compare your measurements and select the largest of the three.

 

Outside with sill

Measuring Outside Mount for a Window with a Sill and Architrave

When measuring outside mount for a window with a sill and architrave, your height measurement should begin at the top of the window sill and end at the edge of the architrave.

  • Measure the height of your window -bottom to top - in three different places;
  • Measure the width of your window - left to right - in three different places;
  • Compare your measurements and select the largest of the three.

 

Outside architrave with sill

 

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Gilad Baker
By: Gilad Baker Published: 09 Feb 2018