The single fold Shelter Shutter works great on "off center" vision panels up to 16" wide and even wider in some cases. If the vision panel is in the center of the door and wider than 12" single fold may not work but our bi-fold Shelter Shutter can be used.
Single fold Shelter Shutters require a mounting space slightly wider than the vision panel.
EXAMPLE: If the vision panel is 12" wide, the space required alongside the vision panel to mount the shutter is about 12-1/2".
The bi-fold Shelter Shutter works for larger vision panels. The space required to mount the bi-fold is about one half the vision panel width. As a rule the widest center vision panel that can be covered by a Shelter Shutter is about 16" on a 3' wide door.
Bi-Fold Shelter Shutters require a mounting space slightly wider than half the vision panel.
EXAMPLE: If the vision panel is 16" wide, the space required to mount the shutter is about 8-1/2".
Measure the width of the raised molding surrounding the glass. If there is no raised molding then the molding holding the glass in is either flush or recessed. In this case you will want to measure at least 1" past that flush molding on one side only so you have ample coverage and if needed, strike-plated can be used to grab she shutters embedded magnets at the edges.
Our "Stick On" strike-plates measure 7/8" round.
Measure the length of the raised molding surrounding the glass. If there is no raised molding then the molding holding the glass in is either flush or recessed. In this case you will want to measure 1" past that flush molding on the top and 1" past on the bottom so you have ample coverage and if needed, strike-plated can be used to grab she shutters embedded magnets at the edges.
Your Shelter Shutters are built to whatever depth you need to accommodate the frame thickness. The "build out" comes in about 1/8" increments. We will add the necessary build out to the back of your shutters so they sit flush with your molding no matter the depth.
Some doors have a small inset or flush molding holding the glass in. On these doors, make sure you add on enough to the width and length so strike plates can be stuck or screwed on without interfering with the molding around the glass. Usually minimum 1" past the molding on three sides is perfect. One inch on top, one inch on bottom and one inch for overlap on the width. The width only requires overlap on one side (opposite the side it is installed onto).
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