Adding shutters to the replacement windows on your Sugar Land, TX home has tons of great benefits. From adding style and boosting your curb appeal, to increasing property value and lowering energy consumption, shutters are a great addition to any replacement window.

If you’re thinking about shutters but are put off by the idea of having to accurately measure, don’t sweat it. This shutter measuring guide can give you the advice you need to get you gorgeous shutters for your replacement windows as soon as possible.

  1. Where Do I Start? – Your first step should be deciding if you’re getting inside mount or outside mount shutters, as this will determine how you measure. If your window has a recess that can fit a shutter frame, you can have an inside mount. If your windows have minimal depth or any kinds of obstructions like crank handles, you need an outside mount.
  2. Tilting Windows – If you have windows that tilt in for cleaning, you should go for an outside mount, as it will not block the window from tilting. However, if you really want the look of inside mount shutters, you can order them as panels only so you can still tilt the window as needed. Another option is to get an inside mount frame and ditch the tilt.
  3. Historic Windows – A lot of historic windows have a colonial trim, making them hard to fit for a shutter. Hard, but not impossible. You can use an inside mount L-frame style shutter to fit your historic windows.
  4. Can I Use a Laser Measure? – While new gadgets are cool, they are not always reliable. It’s a better idea stick with a standard measuring tape to measure your windows for your shutters. This is especially true because laser measures are not great for measuring small, confined areas like window openings. However, if you want to use your new laser, just double-check the results with a tape measure.
  5. Sills – A protruding sill or ledge at the bottom of your window doesn’t change anything if you’re going with inside mount shutters. However, if you want outside mount shutters, you do need to add the width of the frame once to your height (as opposed to twice to your width) to get an accurate measurement.
  6. Oddly Shaped Windows – There is a shutter for every window, even oddly shaped ones. If you have bay, bow, circular, or another kind of window shape, get measure the height and width, and then take a picture of the window to send to your shutter manufacturer.

It will be easy to measure for shutters for your Sugar Land, TX replacement windows if you use these tips. Custom Windows of Texas, located at 1291 N Post Oak Rd #100 Houston, TX 77055, can give you any more help that you may need. Please give us a call today at (713) 864-2747 to learn more about what we can do for you and your replacement windows.