A lot a of people don’t realize that there are a lot of things that go into getting the perfect measurements for plantation shutters. Measurements are the reason why you can’t buy quality shutters online like you would buy a book. The major factor that needs to be considered if you are planning to buy shutters is that even though they may look perfect, your window sizes are not.
Height and width vary from the bottom of your windows to the top. Even if they look like they are equal, there is usually a slight variation that can mean the difference between plantation shutters that have almost seemless looking joints and shutters that look like they are falling apart.
How do you avoid this? Well, there are some simple steps that you can take.
First, measure the window yourself with a tape measure. Measure horizontally at the top of the portal, then the bottom. Next measure vertically at the left side of the window to the right. You’ll start to see that there are very slight variations on the measurements. Write down this information for later.
Second, have a professional installer measure them. An installer knows the little tricks that are needed to get an accurate measurement for shutters.
Lastly, compare your notes with the installers. If there are big discrepancies – or if they say that your windows are perfect when they aren’t – then you’ll know whether that contractor is the right person for the job.
If you want shutters that look great, you need to make sure that all of your measurements are accurate. If not, you are going to have some horrible looking shutters.