Measuring Your Windows For Shutters in Oklahoma City

Tyler Jorgensen

Plantation shutters in Oklahoma City are usually sold on a square foot basis, so to get an approximate measurement for a price quote, simply measure your window width and height, to the closest eighth of an inch.

Oklahoma City shutter installer window measuring

For Oklahoma City residents who are a little handier around the house, Sunburst will teach you the easiest way to measure your windows to be fitted for plantation shutters.

Measuring Square & Rectangular Windows for Shutters

Normal square windows look like the easiest type of window to measure – and they are, at least compared to other specialty windows. But you still have an entire process to follow to find your measurements. Here’s the plan.

What You’ll Need:

  • Metal tape measure

  • Paper and pencil

First, measure the width (the left-to-right distance). Measure across in three different places: near the center, near the top, and close to the bottom of the pane. Record each one, to the nearest eighth of an inch. Next, measure the height (vertical) – get three measurements, one in the center, and one close to either edge of the window as seen in this illustration.

Oklahoma City indoor shutter measurement diagram

We recommend taking three measurements in each direction because no window is a truly perfect square. And because you might need a specific mount for your window, you might either need to record the shortest measurement (for an inside mount), or the largest measurement (for an outside mount). Recording measurements in multiple spots ensures that you’re covered for every options.

How to Measure Non-rectangular Windows for Shutters

Non-rectangular windows are where measuring can become extremely tricky. Just as there’s no perfect square window, there’s no such thing as a perfect semicircle or arch window – and that means that even if you get perfect measurements, you could still have issues. For the best results, get a professional measurement (which Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City can provide for no cost). Other than that, here’s how to measure the most common unique-shaped windows for shutters.

Measuring Rounded and Arch Windows

Start by measuring the width of the window at the flat side. Only measuring around the window opening, mark down to the closest eighth of an inch the width of the arch. Moving on to the length, locate the window’s midpoint by dividing the width distance in half, then measure to the end of the rounded part of the window from the point you found. Again, write it down to the nearest eighth of an inch.

Measuring Elongated Arch Windows

Elongated arch windows are almost like 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 like that: an arch and a rectangle combined. Measure the width like you would a normal arch, then record the height of the legs (the straight vertical parts before the window curves into an arch). After that, measure the max height of the window from the middle of the width, minus the height of the legs. Like always, record every measurement to the closest eighth of an inch.

How to Measure Octagon and Circular Windows

Octagonal and circular windows are some of the hardest to measure accurately, as there can be a ton of small aspects that can change the shutter dimensions your window might need. You might want to leave these types of windows to a professional.

For difficult windows and other windows you don’t feel comfortable measuring, or to save yourself a lot of stress, call Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City. We’d be glad to come measure your windows at no cost to you during your in-home window treatment consultation. Simply call 405-300-4664 or fill out the contact form below to set yours up.