How To Measure Your Window For Shutters in Orlando10/04/2017Todd Hansen Indoor shutters in Orlando are often priced on a square foot basis, so if you need a measurement for a price estimate, just measure your window height and width, to the nearest eighth of an inch. For Orlando homeowners who are a little more hands-on, Sunburst Shutters Orlando will show you the best way to measure your windows to be fitted for interior shutters. How to Measure Square & Rectangular Windows for Shutters Common rectangular windows look like they’d be the easiest ones to measure – and that’s because they are, relative to other window shapes. But there’s still an entire process to go through to get measurements. Here’s what to do. Tools Needed: Metal tape measure Pencil and paper To start, measure the width (horizontal). Take a measurement across in three separate spots: close to the center, close to the top, and close to the bottom of the window. Write down all of them, to the nearest eighth of an inch. Then, measure the height (the bottom-to-top) – measure three times, one in the middle, and one close to either edge of the window as seen in this illustration. Measuring in three spots for each dimensions is important because no window is an absolutely perfect rectangle. And because you might need a specific mount for your window, you might need to get either the shortest measurement (inside mount), or the largest measurement (outside mount). Getting measurements in three places helps make sure your bases are covered. How to Measure Unique Shape Windows for Shutters Non-rectangular windows are the windows that can present a challenge to measure. Just like there’s no perfect square window, there’s also never a perfect semicircle or arch window – and that means that taking the right measurements can be problematic. If you want the best results, get measurements taken by a professional (which Sunburst is happy to provide for no cost). If you’d still like to do so yourself, these are the steps to measure the most common specialty windows for shutters. Measuring Arch Windows and Round Windows Measure the width on the window’s flat bottom. Only measuring around the window opening, mark down to the closest eighth of an inch the width of the arch. To find the length, find the halfway point of the window by dividing the width measurement in half, then measure to the top of the window from the point you found. Again, record to the closest eighth of an inch. How to Measure Elongated Arch Windows Elongated arch windows are kind of a cross between a square window and a circular window, with a wide, flat bottom and straight “legs,” but with rounded top edges and a higher arch. So think of it exactly as that: a square and an arch on top of each other. Get the width measurement just like you would a normal arch, then take a measurement of the height of the legs (the straight vertical parts before the window curves into an arch). After that, find the max length of the window from the middle of the width, minus the height of the legs. Like always, record all of these to the nearest eighth of an inch. How to Measure Octagon and Circular Windows Octagonal and circular windows are some of the trickiest to get accurate measurements, because there are so many tiny features that can alter the shutter dimensions your window may need. It’s usually best to leave these windows to professionals. For these windows and for any others you don’t feel comfortable measuring, or just to save yourself some headache, call Sunburst Shutters Orlando. We’re more than happy to take your window measurements for free during your free window treatment consultation. Just call 407-630-7011 or complete the contact form below to start.