How To Measure A Bay Window For Shutters

How To Measure A Bay Window For Shutters

Published October 4, 2023

To measure a bay window for shutters, you will need to measure the width and height of each individual window in the bay.

Width

Measure the width of each window at the top, middle, and bottom of the window frame. If the widths at each of these points are not the same, use the SMALLEST measurement of the three. This measurement is then divided by 2 to give you your operable shutter width.

Height

Measure the height of each window from the top of the window frame to the bottom of the window sill. If you have a window sill, measure from the top of the frame down to the flat surface of the sill. If you don’t have a window sill, measure from the top of the frame down to the bottom of the window frame.

Once you have the width and height measurements for each window in the bay, you can add them up to get the total width and height of the entire bay window.

Here are some additional tips for measuring a bay window for shutters:

  • Use a metal tape measure for the most accurate measurements.
  • Be sure to measure the inside of the window frame, not the outside.
  • If your bay window has a sill, measure from the top of the frame down to the flat surface of the sill.
  • If your bay window has a mullion (the vertical post that divides the window into sections), measure the width of each section separately.
  • If you are ordering shutters for a bay window with an L-frame, you will need to measure the diagonal distance from the top of one window to the bottom of the next window.

Once you have taken all of your measurements, be sure to double-check them to make sure they are accurate. You can then order your shutters from a reputable shutter company.

Can you have shutters on a bay window?

Yes, you can have shutters on a bay window. In fact, shutters can be a great way to add style and function to a bay window. Shutters can help to control light and privacy, and they can also provide insulation.

How to measure shutters for a bay window

To measure shutters for a bay window, you will need to measure the width and height of each individual window in the bay. You will also need to measure the diagonal distance from the top of one window to the bottom of the next window, if you are ordering shutters for a bay window with an L-frame.

Once you have taken all of your measurements, you can order your shutters from a reputable shutter company.

How to fit shutters in a bay window

Fitting shutters in a bay window can be a bit tricky, but it is possible to do it yourself. There are a few different ways to fit shutters in a bay window, and the best method for you will depend on the type of shutters you have and the construction of your window.

If you are unsure how to fit shutters in your bay window, it is always best to consult with a professional shutter installer.

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