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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In Miami

January 04, 2024

The frame is a vital element of your plantation shutters. It keeps the panels in position and gives your shutters and window a finished look. But how do you pick a frame that is suitable for your windows and looks good? Your window treatment expert at Sunburst Shutters Miami will help you pick the ideal frame. Prior to your appointment, you may learn about your options for plantation shutter frames in Miami.

The Two Kinds Of Plantation Shutter Frame In Miami

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames come in two choices: Z-frames and L-frames. These names refer to the frame pieces’ shape. L-frames feature a simple L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks somewhat like the letter Z. Various factors will determine if you should use an L- or Z-frame.

You may use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For the best range for opening your shutters
  • To hide imperfect caulking
  • To cover up uneven window angles
  • On windows that lack existing trim/casing

Use interior shutter L-frames in your Miami home

  • For both inside- and outside-mounted shutters
  • When there is already trim around the window
  • Whenever you want to alter the window casing’s depth to make more area for the shutter’s louvers to move

When To Select An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You’ll also have to decide between an inside- or outside-mounted frame. Outside ones attach to the wall enclosing your window. An inside mount affixes within the window opening and can sit level with the window casing or feature trim located around the outside of the window.

Whether you choose an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in Miami usually is dependent on your window. You can put an outside-mount frame on most windows. Select this type of frame to cover existing trim you dislike or incorporate alluring trim to your windows. You should also utilize an outside-mount frame for windows that tilt in when open and casement windows featuring a crank handle.

An inside mount may inhibit the function of these window types. However, they are perfect for deep windows and projects where you wish to showcase the current trim. Your window treatment consultant can advise you on what kind of shutter frame makes the most sense for your windows and demonstrate how they will appear.

Choosing An Attractive Frame Style To Blend With 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 consider the style. Shutter frames can be found in many styles, from flat to decorative, wide, and narrow. Choose one that cooresponds to your unique tastes. You might also keep your home’s architecture in mind. If you own a Craftsman home, consider a Craftsman frame. Or you might choose a frame that is similar to your crown molding and baseboards.

Different interior shutter brands offer different styles. For instance, Polywood shutters are found in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. Therefore, if you’ve made up your mind about a specific shutter material, that will help you narrow down your frame options. In addition, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool can display how different frames will look. When you pick a frame that appeals to you, ask your window treatment expert to help you finish your custom shutter order!

Explore Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Options At Sunburst

Select an attractive frame and other custom options for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters Miami. Just call us at 305-520-7515 or submit the following form to request a no-charge in-home consultation.