Shutters For Windows

Complete Measuring Workbook

Horizon shutters can be installed using one of several different methods. The best approach primarily depends on the properties of the window. Deep windows with solid wood window jambs can be installed inside of the window opening directly to the jamb (INJ). Drywall openings with enough depth to accommodate the shutter can attach the shutters inside of the window opening with a rear hang strip (INH). Shallow window openings require using a frame that surrounds the window on 2, 3, or 4 sides.

Our measuring methods do not require you to make any allowances for fit. Provide us with the window dimensions, and we design and construct the shutter units to fit your window. All components necessary for installation of shutters for windows are included with every order.

The workbook does NOT contain interior shutter prices, which are available exclusively online.

Our installation methods recently changed. The HOT, HOW, FOT, and FOW systems were eliminated in favor of the similar OMF design. If you have already measured using instructions for one of the omitted styles, we do ask that you remeasure in accordance to the new approach.

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A shutter unit that only covers the lower portion of a window.
A shutter unit that is made specifically for an individual window opening.
A horizontal bar that creates top and bottom louver sections, allowing the sections to rotate independently.
A shutter unit that has one set of shutters on the top and one on the bottom.
Ornamental wood attached to the wall to the outside of the window opening. Generally used to give the window a finished appearance.
Paint or stain.
Used for mounting custom shutter units to the outside of a window opening and can have either 2, 3, or 4 sides.
A vertical strip that extends the length of the shutter unit hinged to the outside stile of a shutter panel. Generally used for cafe type shutter units.
Measurement top to bottom of the window opening according to our measuring instructions. Or, the desired panel height for café type shutters.
A two-leaf device that connects a shutter to the mounting surface or joins two shutters together.
Movable horizontal slats contained within a shutter panel.
A rectangular cavity in shutter stile for inserting a hinge – allowing a tighter fit to the side of the window or frame.
A single shutter. Most shutter units consist of more than one shutter panel.
A cut or groove along the edge of a stile between panels that allows them to form a joint to reduce light penetration.
Horizontal bar at the top, bottom, or across the center (divider rail).
A shutter unit that has one set of shutters from top to bottom.
A window is considered square if the difference between the largest measurement and the smallest is no larger than 3/16 inches and the difference between the diagonal measurements is less than 3/16 inches.
Vertical bar found along either side of a shutter panel.
Traditional or Plantation.
The number of shutter panels from top to bottom. See single tier and double tier.
Vertical bar used for adjusting the louver position.
Shutter panels and other necessary components (frames, hardware, etc.)
that work together to fit a window opening.
Area just beyond the window opening if there is no existing trim.
Measurement side to side of the window opening according to our measuring instructions.
Vertical sides of the window opening. This area will be used to attach a shutter unit using either the INJ or INH installation methods.