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How to Measure

Blinds & Shades

Use a Metal Measuring Tape (Cloth Tapes May Stretch)

Inside Mount

Blinds & shades are mounted inside the window casing.

Width

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the shortest measurement

Height

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the longest measurement
How to measure width and height for an inside mount window

Outside Mount

Blinds & shades are mounted outside the window casing. Eliminates the light gap around windows.

Width & Height

– Measure the exact width and height of the area to be covered
– Add 4″ to both width and height for better light and privacy control
– 2″ for each side as per drawing
How to measure width and height for an outside mount

Vertical Blinds

Use a Metal Measuring Tape (Cloth Tapes May Stretch)

Inside Mount

Blinds are mounted inside the window or door casing.

Width

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the shortest measurement

Height

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the longest measurement
Measure your windows or doors for inside mounted vertical blinds.

Outside Mount

Blinds are mounted outside the window casing.
To measure your blinds for Patio Doors, please use the measuring instructions below.

Width & Height

– Measure the exact width and height of the area to be covered
– Add 4″ to both width and height for better light and privacy control
– 2″ for each side as per drawing
Measure your windows for outside mounted vertical blinds

Patio Door

Blinds are mounted on the outside of the door frame.

Width

– Measure the exact width of the area to be covered.
– Add 4″ to the width. 2″ for each side as per drawing.

Height

– Measure the exact height of the area to be covered.
– Add 2″ to the height at the top, and deduct 1/2″ at the bottom so the vanes are clear of the floor.
Measure your patio doors for outside mounted vertical blinds.

DualDrape™

Use a Metal Measuring Tape (Cloth Tapes May Stretch)
DualDrape™ is recommended for Outside Mount.

Outside Mount – Windows

Shade is mounted outside the window casing.

Width

To minimize light leakage, the fabric vanes should overlap the window opening on the right & left side at least 4″. Select the closest width (rounding up) from the track sizes available.

Height

Length from the top of the headrail to the bottom of the fabric. The fabric vanes should overlap the window opening at least 3″ at the top & bottom.
Measure your patio doors for outside mounted vertical blinds.

Outside Mount – Doors

Shade is mounted outside the door casing.

Width

To minimize light leakage, the fabric vanes should overlap the window opening on the right & left side at least 4″. Select the closest width (rounding up) in the track sizes available.

Height

The length from the top of the headrail to the bottom of the fabric. The fabric vanes should overlap the window opening at least 3″. Deduct 1/2″ at the bottom.
Measure your windows for outside mounted vertical blinds

Inside Mount

Shade is mounted on the inside of the door frame or window casing.

Width

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the shortest measurement

Height

– Measure in 3 places to the nearest 1/8″
– Order using the longest measurement
Measure your windows or doors for inside mounted vertical blinds.

Shutters

Use a Metal Measuring Tape (Cloth Tapes May Stretch)
Pro Tips:
– Use metal measuring tape, as cloth tapes may stretch.
– Measure to the nearest 1/16”
– Do NOT add or subtract. Order with the exact measurements.
– Always measure twice to ensure accuracy.
Tools needed for measuring
– Metal measuring tape
– Pencil
– Paper

Step 1: Window Frame Size

Shutter measuring guide - 3 measurements for step 1
Measure inside width and height in 3 places.
Diagonal Measurements for Outside Mount Shutters
PRO TIP: Take two diagonal measurements. If the difference between the two is greater than 1/4 inch, an outside mount is recommended.

Step 2: Window Style

Does your window tilt inward?
Window Type, No Tilt In
Window Type, Tilt In

Step 3: Window Type

Do you have a protruding sill or window trim?
Window with No Trim or Sill
Window with Sill Only
Window with Trim Only
Window with Both Trim and Sill

Step 4: Wall Clearance for Outside Mounts

Measure how much wall space is around your window. Use the smallest measurement.
How much window clearance or wall space is around the outside of your window
Note: Measuring for Outside Mount Frames
There is a minimum mounting space requirement for outside mounted shutters. See chart for details:
Frame Style Min. Space Required
L Frame 1 1/2″
Deco Frame 2 5/8″

Step 5: Window Depth

Measure the depth of the window – from the edge of the wall to the window pane.
The depth of the window, from the edge of the wall to the window pane
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