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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In Orlando

January 04, 2024

The frame is a crucial part of your plantation shutters. It keeps the panels in position and finalizes the look of your shutters and window. But how can you select a frame that works on your windows and your home’s decor? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters Orlando will help you pick the best frame. In advance of your appointment, you can learn about your options for plantation shutter frames in Orlando.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Orlando

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These designations refer to the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames have a simple L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks similar to the letter Z. You’ll have to consider a few different elements when determining whether to use an L- or Z-frame.

You can install a Z-frame

  • Only for inside-mounted shutters
  • On round or arched windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To conceal less-than-perfect caulking
  • To disguise asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows that don’t have existing trim/casing

Use interior shutter L-frames in your Orlando home

  • For both inside- and outside-mounted shutters
  • When there is already trim around the window
  • Whenever you want to increase the window casing’s depth to create more room for the shutter’s louvers to operate

When To Select An Inside- or Outside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also have to choose between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall enclosing your window. Inside mounts attach within the window opening and may sit evenly with the casing or feature trim that fits around the perimeter of the window.

Whether you choose an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Orlando usually depends on your window. You can install an outside-mount frame on the bulk of windows. Use this kind of frame to conceal trim you don’t like or incorporate appealing trim to your windows. You should also utilize an outside-mount frame on windows that tilt in when open and casement windows using a crank handle.

A frame mounted on the inside can impede the function of these kinds of windows. On the contrary, they are ideal for deep windows and instances when you may not wish to cover the current trim. Your window treatment consultant can advise you on what kind of shutter frame makes the most sense for your windows and show you how they will appear.

Choosing A Dazzling Frame Style To Blend With Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you learn what shape of frame you would like and how it should mount, you can think about the style. Shutter frames can be found in many styles, from flat to decorative, wide, and narrow. Select one that cooresponds to your unique tastes. You can also keep your home’s architecture in mind. If you live in a Craftsman home, think about a Craftsman frame. Or you may choose a frame that looks similar to your baseboards and other trim.

Different lines of interior shutters offer different frame styles. To illustrate, Polywood shutters are available in more styles than Ovation® wood shutters. As a result, if you have your heart set on a particular shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame options. Finally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will display the look of different frames. Once you select a frame that appeals to you, ask your window treatment expert to help you order your custom shutters!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Options At Sunburst

Pick an attractive frame and other customizations for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Orlando. Just contact us at 407-630-7011 or fill out the following form to schedule a no-charge in-home consultation and get started.