Thursday, November 03, 2005

Can Your Windows Have Plantation Shutters?

Almost any window can have shutters installed. Some are more challenging than others.

First, does your window have trim surrounding it?Trim is wood 3 or more inches wide forming a frame around your window on the wall surrounding the window. Some windows have trim, some only have the dry-wall surrounding the window.

Second, does your window have depth?It is important to determine how much depth you have in your window. This is the distance from the wall in the room to the window.

Third, does your window have a sill?This is a shelf at the bottom of the window with an apron beneath it. This shelf sticks out beyond the wall from the window.

Begin by examining your windows closely. Look for any unusual trim, cranks or levers that might interfere with a shutter.