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How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame In Gainesville

January 04, 2024

The frame is an essential part of your plantation shutters. It holds the shutter panels in place and provides your window and shutters a polished look. But how can you select a frame that is right for your windows and your home’s decor? Your window treatment specialist at Sunburst Shutters Gainesville will help you figure out the best frame. Prior to your meeting, you may learn about the possibilities for plantation shutter frames in Gainesville.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Gainesville

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames come in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These designations reference the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames feature a standard L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks somewhat like the letter Z. You’ll want to consider some key factors when determining whether to use a Z- or L-frame.

You can use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On round or arched windows
  • For an optimal range of movement
  • To hide caulking
  • To cover up uneven window angles
  • On windows that lack existing casing/trim

Select interior shutter L-frames in your Gainesville home

  • For inside- or outside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have casing around the window
  • Whenever you want to alter the depth of the window casing to create more space for the shutter’s louvers to move

When To Use An Inside- or Outside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also have to select between an outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside mounts fasten to the wall enclosing your window. An inside mount fastens within the window’s opening and may sit evenly with the casing or finishing trim found around the window’s perimeter.

Whether you choose an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Gainesville usually depends on your window. You can put an outside-mount frame on the bulk of windows. Choose this type of frame to cover trim you dislike or add alluring trim to your windows. You should also select an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows featuring a crank handle.

An inside-mounted frame may impede the function of these window types. However, they are perfect for windows with more depth and situations when you want to showcase the existing window trim. Your window treatment consultant can inform you of what stye of shutter frame is best for your windows and demonstrate how they will look.

Choosing A Dazzling Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you determine what type of frame you require and how to mount it, you can look at the style. Shutter frames are available in various styles, from ornamental to flat, wide, and narrow. Choose one that speaks to your unique tastes. You can also take note of your home’s architecture. If you live in a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you could select a frame that looks similar to your baseboards and other trim.

Different interior shutter brands offer different styles of frames. For instance, Polywood shutters come in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you have your mind set on a specific shutter material, that will reduce the number of frame options. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will display what different frames look like. After you find a frame that appeals to you, ask your window treatment specialist to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Options At Sunburst

Choose a beautiful frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Gainesville. Simply call us at 813-602-5966 or complete the form below to request a free in-home consultation and take the first step toward amazing new shutters.