Windows Question

How do you fit shutters on double glazed upvc windows?


I want to fit shutters to my front windows, which are double glazed and made out of uPVC. I'm quite confused though with what measurements I'm supposed to be taking, and where the shutters will screw onto?

Would you please be able to give me some advice as I'm not sure even how to buy the right size ones yet.

1) Do I need to measure the width of the glass, and the length of the glass, and use those measurements to buy the shutters? or.....

2) Do I measure the uPVC surrounding of the glass on the inside or outside edge, and use those width and length measurements to buy?

3) Also, how do the shutters fit to the windows? Do they screw into the uPVC frame? If not, where do they attach to?

I'm a bit stuck on what to do, and would really appreciate some help. You may see this question on another account, but if you could respond to this one please as I'll check this one more regularly.

Kind regards,


1 Answer

Best Answer

Hi J. Best not to touch your windows. It will void any responsibility that the fitting company has to maintain them. The shutters fit on to the outside brickwork. If just for show the shutters get screwed to the wall in all corners. If they move, they need hanging on a timber batten each side of the window. Treat measurements much the same as if it was a blind, but on the outside.

Answered 21st Sep 2013

T J Hubble

Member since 18 Aug 2009

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