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HOW TO MEASURE:
MOUNTING SHUTTERS INSIDE A WINDOW OPENING
(WITH OR WITHOUT MOLDING)
1. Use a durable steel tape measure (do not use a cloth tape).
2. Measure all windows separately, no matter how similar they look.
3. Measure in 3 locations for width and height. Use the smallest measurement (if they are not all the same) rounding
down to the nearest 1/8 in.
4. Do not make any deductions, allowances or additions.
5. Check for squareness by measuring on diagonals.
Note: If diagonals are not the same, (less than ½ in. difference) and the window does not have a molding, a décor
trim frame is suggested to allow for easier installation. If diagonal measurement differs by more than ½ in., choose
outside mount.
MOUNTING SHUTTERS ON OR AROUND A WINDOW WITHOUT MOLDING
1. Use a durable steel tape measure (do not use a cloth tape).
2. Measure all windows separately, no matter how similar they look.
3. Measure the inside of the window opening, not the glass.
4. Measure the window width in 3 places. Record the
widest measurement. Round up to the nearest 1/8 in.
5. Measure the window height in 3 places. Record the
longest measurement. Round up to the nearest 1/8 in.
6. Do not make any deductions, allowances or additions.
7. It is necessary to have 1-5/8 in. space on all sides of the
opening to mount frames.
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MOUNTING SHUTTERS AROUND A WINDOW WITH MOLDING
Shutters Installed on the Molding (L-frame only)
1. Use a durable steel tape measure (do not use a cloth tape).
2. Measure all windows separately, no matter how similar they look.
3. Measure the width to the outer edges of the molding in three places
(your molding is part of the measurement). Record the widest
measurement rounding up to the nearest 1/8 in.
4. Measure the height to the outer edges of the molding
in 3 places (your molding is part of the measurement). If you have a
sill, measure from the top of the sill to the top of the molding. Measure
the window height in 3 places. Record the longest measurement
rounding up to the nearest 1/8 in.
5. Do not take any deductions, allowances or additions.
Special “MUST” Requirements:
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Molding must be at least 1-1/4 in. wide, and have at least 3/4 in. flat surface.
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If your molding does not meet the above specifications, you must hang
your shutters onto the wall, beyond and around the molding.
Shutters Installed on Wall around Windows with Molding
1. Follow steps 1-5 above.
2. Measure the thickness or depth of the molding (the amount that
protrudes from the wall).
3. It is necessary to have 1-5/8 in. space on all sides of the opening to
mount frames.
L-frame extensions will be needed to “project” the frame past the
molding depth at ½ in. increments. Check the depth of the molding
to determine the number of extensions needed. A maximum of 2
extensions, or 1 in. total projection is available. See below:
1 extension: Molding depth up to ½ inch
2 extensions: Molding depth 5/8 inch to 1 inch
For more detailed information, please visit www.SonestaShutters.com.
S O N E S TA S H U T T E R S ™
ACHIEVING PANEL CONSISTENCY
To achieve a uniform appearance, as well as maintain an equal number of louvers in adjacent shutters, all shutters
must be ordered the same height.
If the height measurements differ, apply one of the options below:
1. For inside mount – order shutters the same height using the shorter window height measurement.
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With Z-Frame you may reduce taller shutters up to 3/8 in. maximum.
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With Trim Frame or Decor Trim Frame you may reduce taller shutters up to 5/8 in. maximum.
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For height adjustments of more than 5/8 in., we recommend an outside mount.
2. For outside mount – orders shutters the same height using the taller window height measurement.
Panel Consistency is easier to attain with framed shutters. Height adjustments to achieve consistency are not
recommended for mounting strip applications.
LOCATING DIVIDER RAILS
There is no extra charge for divider rails. Divider rails are required for shutter panels over 60 in. in height. Two
divider rails are required for shutters over 96 in. in height.
You can request the approximate height of the divider rail placement. For example, it may be necessary to
match an existing window divider. Simply supply the measurements from the bottom of shutter to the center of
the divider rail location.
It is important to note that the exact location may vary from the height you request. Location of divider rails will
vary up or down - 1 in. on 2-1/2 in. louver; 1-1/2 in. on 3-1/2 in. louver.
Divider Rails
*Outside Mount
Distance-up is distance from bottom of
shutter frame to center of where you would
like divider rail.
*Inside Mount
Distance-up is distance from top of sill to
center of where you would like divider rail.
For more detailed information, please visit www.SonestaShutters.com.