We have "ready made" and "custom made" shutters

Scroll down to print our shutter measure/order form

Measuring for Shelter Shutters is easy. We make two types of shutters, ready made and made to measure. The difference between ready and made to measure Shelter Shutters is that the made to measure shutters will fit the window exactly and ready made or stock sizes will generally be slightly larger than the window. Made to measure Shelter Shutters are made with spacers (if needed) already attached to the back of the shutter to bring the shutter flush with the molding surrounding the glass. Ready made shutters come with spacers that you apply if needed, on the job site. Ready made shutters ship within three working days and custom made shutters take two weeks to produce and ship. A good rule of thumb is use ready made shutters on most door windows and custom made on the doors with panic bars and door pumps in the way.

For doors that have a raised molding surrounding the glass

For doors that have a raised molding surrounding the glass

when there's a raised molding include the molding in your measurement as shown in the first four photos, when there is no raised molding surrounding the glass measure only the glass and add 3" to the width and 4" to the length

The doors shown in this row all have a

The doors shown in this row all have a "raised molding" surrounding the glass

Measure to the outside of the raised moldings on this type of door

Measure to the outside of the raised moldings on this type of door

Then measure the projection or how thick the molding is from the door surface itself (typically 1/8

Then measure the projection or how thick the molding is from the door surface itself (typically 1/8"-1/4")

Finally, measure the width of the door

Finally, measure the width of the door

These doors do not have a raised molding surrounding the glass, the doors are flat

These doors do not have a raised molding surrounding the glass, the doors are flat

When the door is flat with no raised molding you measure only the glass and add on for your shutter size and overlap

When the door is flat with no raised molding you measure only the glass and add on for your shutter size and overlap

Measure the door width

Measure the door width

Order your shutter 3

Order your shutter 3" wider and 4" longer than the glass for best fit if possible

This is the shutter measure form

use one page for each "same size" window

Fill out this form then go to our "SHOP" page to choose your sizes and place your order or simply fax or email the form to Shelter Shutters and we will contact you with a price.

Fill out this form and fax or email it to Shelter Shutters and you will have your ready made or custom shutter quote within 24 hours.

If your doors have no steel for our magnets to grab, choose your strike plate type

Our original "screw on" strike plate comes with a tiny screw capable of installing almost anywhere on a door. Our best seller is our 7/8" round "stick on" strike plate that simply presses in place. The other strike plates we offer are custom sized. When a door has a raised molding surrounding the glass and that molding has a very narrow "face width" you may require custom strike plates. We can help you choose the right size and shape of custom strike plate when you send us a completed "Custom" shutter measure form.

We have three types of strike plates to suit any installation

"screw on" "stick on" and "custom" strike plates

Narrow windows will have side mounted strike plates and wider windows that require our multi fold shutter will need installed in the center top and bottom, as indicated by the red arrows on the photos here. The two photos on left show a wider window with our Multi Fold Shelter Shutter open and closed. The photos right show our Single Fold Shelter Shutter both open and closed.

Below is an example of a custom strike plate

Below is an example of a custom strike plate

"Stick On" Strike Plates

for shutter magnets to hold to

"Screw On" Strike Plates

for shutter magnets to hold to