How to size exterior shutters
Shawn, “I WAS WONDERING IF MY SHUTTERS ARE THE CORRECT SIZE. I THOUGHT THEY SHOULD BE LONGER”
The classic shutter look is to generally look like it fits inside the window trim, not from the top of the trim to the bottom of the sill.
This is from the days when shutters actually functioned as a window covering.
In early days, shutters had to swing inside the trim.
This look has continued on to this day.
Standard pre-made vinyl or poly-styrene shutters are made in 4” increments.
This allows a cost effective way to achieve the look.
Shutters are applied to the house with screws.
Shutters will not swing in.
Custom sized shutters and historical hardware can be ordered at additional cost.