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How To Choose A Plantation Shutter Frame In St. George

January 04, 2024

The frame is a crucial part of your plantation shutters. It holds the shutter’s panels in place and finalizes the look of your window and shutters. But how do you pick a frame that is suitable for your windows and looks good? Your window treatment consultant at Sunburst Shutters St. George will help you pick the perfect frame. In advance of your appointment, you can read about the possibilities for plantation shutter frames in St. George.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In St. George

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two types: Z-frames and L-frames. These designations reference the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames have a simple L shape. A cross-section of a Z-frame looks somewhat like the letter Z. Multiple factors will will help determine whether you should use an L- or Z-frame.

You can install a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To conceal less-than-perfect caulking
  • To cover up asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows that lack existing trim/casing

Use interior shutter L-frames in your St. George home

  • For either outside- or inside-mounted shutters
  • When you already have casing around the window
  • If you would like to alter the window casing’s depth to create more space for the shutter’s louvers to turn

When To Select An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also need to choose between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside ones fasten to the wall around your window. Inside mounts attach within the window opening and can sit flush with the casing or decorative trim that fits around the perimeter of the window.

Whether you choose an outside-mount or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in St. George typically depends on your window. You can put an outside-mount frame on the majority of windows. Select this kind of frame to cover trim you don’t enjoy or incorporate alluring trim to your windows. You should also use an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows featuring a crank handle.

A frame mounted on the inside could impede the operation of these kinds of windows. However, they are excellent for windows with more depth and situations when you would like to showcase the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment consultant can tell you what type of shutter frame is most suitable for your windows and exhibit how they will look.

Selecting An Attractive Frame Style To Complement Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

After you learn what shape of frame you need and how to mount it, you can think about the style. Shutter frames can be found in many styles, from decorative to flat, wide, and narrow. Select one that speaks to your unique proclivities. You may also take note of your home’s architecture. If you live in a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you might select a frame that looks similar to your crown molding and baseboards.

Different lines of interior shutters offer different frame styles. For example, Polywood shutters are available in more styles than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you’ve already picked a certain shutter material, that will help you narrow down your frame options. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will show you the look of different frames. When you pick a frame you like, ask your consultant to help you finish your custom shutter order!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Possibilities At Sunburst

Pick an attractive frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters St. George. Simply contact us at 435-485-9332 or fill out the form on this page to arrange a free in-home consultation and take the first step toward amazing new shutters.