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Steps to Ordering Shutters

After measuring for sizes, the following steps and decisions will be required when you make an order:

1- What color?
White, Ivory, or Almond. White is pure white and works with cool tones, ivory works well with most off-whites and warm tones. Almond is good if you need a slightly darker tone. See Colors

2- Hinges: Do you want the matching shutter color? Or brass or stainless steel hinges are available.

3- What size louver? 2-1/2”, 3-1/2”, or 4-1/2"? (no cost difference)
Consider your design preference, but you must also check the amount of clearance required for the combination of mounting frame and louver size that will work with the particular window opening. Consult clearance charts.

4- Which shutter style do you prefer?
a) Traditional tilt bar in front in middle of louvers or off to one side.
b) Clearview with tilt bar in back of the shutter, off to one side.
c) Or the Hidden Tilt where no tilt bar shows front or back. See Pictures on Features Page

5- Type of mount? Consult clearance charts.
Choices are:
a) Inside mount without mounting frame. Hinges are applied directly to existing window frame. Requires square openings. Perfect for tilt in windows.
b) Inside mount with mounting frame (L, Z, or Trim, Deluxe Trim, or Bullnose Z ) or mounting strips.
c) Outside mount on wall. (L or Casing frame)
d) Outside mount on top of existing trim. (L or Casing frame)
e) Outside mount on wall outside of trim. (L or Casing frame)

6- Type of mounting frame: Click For Frame Styles.
a) No frame (inside mount).
b) Mounting strip (inside mount).
c) L-Frame (inside or outside mount).
d) Z-frame, (inside mount)
e) Trim Frame (inside mount with drywall openings).
f) Deluxe Trim Frame (inside mount with drywall openings).
g) Casing Frame (outside mount only, adds 10% to basic cost).
h) Bypass or Bifold frames for Patio Doors.

7- What panel configuration? Click For Panel Groups.
Hinged on the sides, bi-folds, T-post dividers? Large windows will have more options available. (Call us for help determining.)

8- Single or double hung? See the Difference
Double hung is one set of shutters mounted over another set. If double hung, determine the location of the divide between the upper and lower sets (measured from the bottom).

9- Determine the location of divider rails on tall shutters (recommended over 50" tall)
1 required over 65" and 2 required over 80"
Measure up from the bottom to the middle of the desired location. Actual location may vary slightly due to spacing of louvers. Divider rails add strength to large panels and create upper and lower louver sections that may be adjusted separately for more light and privacy control.

10- Do you require uneven size shutter panels to match different size windows in a single opening?
You can measure where each window is mulled to another to align the shutter breaks or T-posts with the breaks in the windows. Measure to each break from the left. Call us for help with this.

After you call us with your measurements and we discuss other required details, we will prepare a written proposal to e-mail to you with all specifications for your approval. There can be no changes or cancellations once the order is approved and payment received by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PayPal or check.

From the time the order is submitted to the factory, production time is usually about 10 working days or less and your order is shipped directly from the manufacturer to you. Delivery time will depend on your location.

Ready To Order? Call: 1-888-887-4623
How To Measure for Shutters See the Depth Clearance Requirements for Different Frames and Louver Sizes See Different Mounting Frame Styles Back To Main Shutter Page
See Different Shutter Panel Combinations Installing Shutters Is Easy See Colors, Order Samples or Sample Panel Window Treatments for Arches & Eyebrows

Why We Don't Offer Online Ordering
Ordering custom shutters is not like ordering a book, software, or a toy over the internet. We want to help you get it right! Your understanding of what is necessary to select, measure, order and install your shutters is most important. We want to work with you to be sure there are no mistakes. After all, these shutters are custom made for your windows. So please go over the steps above and email or call us with your questions or order. We want you to be more than satisfied with your new shutters.

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