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How To Select A Plantation Shutter Frame In San Jose

January 04, 2024

The frame is a vital element of your plantation shutters. It holds the shutter panels in position and provides your window and shutters a finished look. But how can you select a frame that is suitable for your windows and looks good? Your window treatment expert at Sunburst Shutters San Jose will help you figure out the best frame. Before then, you may read about the possibilities for plantation shutter frames in San Jose.

The Two Types Of Plantation Shutter Frame In San Jose

Close up of a Polywood shutter Z frame

Interior shutter frames are available in two kinds: L-frames and Z-frames. These names reference the shape of the frame pieces. L-frames utiilze a standard L shape. A Z-frame’s cross-section looks similar to the letter Z. You’ll want to think about some key aspects when figuring out whether to use an L- or Z-frame.

You can use a Z-frame

  • When mounting on the inside only
  • On arched or round windows
  • For an optimal range of movement
  • To conceal caulking
  • To cover up asymmetrical window angles
  • On windows that don’t have existing casing/trim

Use interior shutter L-frames in your San Jose home

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

When To Choose An Outside- or Inside-Mount Frame

Outside-mount Polywood shutters on two bedroom windows

You also must decide between an outside- or inside-mounted frame. Outside ones attach to the wall surrounding your window. An inside mount fastens within the opening of the window and can sit level with the window casing or finishing trim located around the border of the window.

Whether you choose an outside- or inside-mount plantation shutter frame in San Jose generally depends on your window. You may put outside-mount options on most windows. Select this kind of frame to cover existing trim you don’t like or introduce alluring trim to your windows. You also need to select an outside-mount frame on windows that tilt in when open and casement windows using a crank handle.

An inside-mounted frame can inhibit the use of these kinds of windows. On the contrary, they are perfect for deep windows and projects where you may not choose to conceal the the window’s existing trim. Your window treatment expert can inform you of what stye of shutter frame is most suitable for your windows and show you how they will appear.

Selecting A Beautiful Frame Style To Match Your Decor

Polywood shutters in a decorative frame above a couch

When you discover what shape of frame you need and how to mount it, you can consider the style. Shutter frames are available in various styles, from decorative to flat, narrow, and wide. Pick one that appeals to your unique tastes. You may also look at your home’s architecture. If you own a Craftsman home, give thought to a Craftsman frame. Or you might select a frame that resembles your baseboards and crown molding.

Different lines of interior shutters offer different frame styles. For example, Polywood shutters are available in more options than Ovation® wood shutters. So, if you’ve made up your mind about a specific shutter material, that will narrow down the number of frame options. Additionally, Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool can display what different frames look like. When you select a frame you like, ask your window treatment specialist to help you finalize your custom shutters!

Browse Your Custom Interior Shutter Frame Options At Sunburst

Select an appealing frame and other custom features for your interior shutters at Sunburst Shutters San Jose. Just reach out to us at 916-542-1305 or fill out the following form to schedule a free in-home consultation and get started.