Stock Internal Shutters

To order stock internal shutters, the individual panel sizes must be provided. Determine which style of internal shutters you prefer, traditional or plantation, and proceed with measuring.

Traditional Shutters:

Inside Mount:
Width: measure from window jamb (side of window opening) to window jamb
Height: measure full height of window opening, or desired height of the shutters

  • Requires 3/4" mounting surface on the window jamb (edge of window).
  • Needs 1-1/4" total depth for louvers to properly rotate.
  • Divide the window width by the number of panels across to achieve approximate panel size. Internal shutters are available in 1/4" increments and may need to be trimmed to fit opening. A 1/4" total width clearance is suggested.
  • Panel height should be 1/4" less than the height of the window. Panel heights are sold in full inch increments. If the window height is greater than 1/4" more than the available panel height, order the next greater size and trim to fit.

Outside Mount:

  • Divide the window width by the number of panels across to achieve approximate panel size. Total combined width of panels should be slightly greater than the window opening width. Hinge outside panels to hang strips, which screw into the wall or trim just outside of the window opening.
  • Panel height should be slightly larger than the height of the window. Panel heights are sold in full inch increments.

Plantation Shutters:

Inside Mount:
Width: measure from window jamb (side of window opening) to window jamb
Height: measure full height of window opening, or desired height of the shutters

  • Requires 1" mounting surface on the window jamb (edge of window).
  • Needs 2-1/8" total depth for the 3" louvers rotate properly.
  • Divide the window width by the number of panels across to achieve approximate panel size. Internal shutters are available in 1/4" increments and may need to be trimmed to fit opening. A 1/4" total width clearance is suggested.
  • Panel height should be 1/4" less than the height of the window. Panel heights are sold in full inch increments. If the window height is greater than 1/4" more than the available panel height, order the next greater size and trim to fit.

Outside Mount:

  • Divide the window width by the number of panels across to achieve approximate panel size. Total combined width of panels should be slightly greater than the window opening width. Hinge outside panels to hang strips, which screw into the wall or trim just outside of the window opening.
  • Panel height should be slightly larger than the height of the window. Panel heights are sold in full inch increments.

Inside Window Shutters

There are many creative ways to install inside window shutters. Ordering custom made shutter units is naturally the easiest avenue to achieve the desired look and function. Stock internal shutters require more work once the shutters are received to trim and fit the shutters to the window opening. However, the stock panels are the quickest and cheapest rout to inside window shutters.

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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.