What are Plantation Shutter Frames, and Why are They Important?


Plantation shutter frames are the brackets that attach to your window recess and where your shutters hinge from. Without a frame, plantation shutters wouldn’t be possible as the frame supports the weight of the panels and ensures they’re aligned. 

There are different shutter frame types too, but the shutter specialists at Totally Shutters will guide you through your options. With years of experience under their belt, they’re experts in designing the perfect plantation shutter for you and your home.

Why do shutter frames matter?

Although most windows look perfectly level or square, this is not the case. Therefore without a frame, your plantation shutters may not hang properly. 

As a shutter frame is a perfect square with pre-installed hinges, they guarantee your plantation shutters will align perfectly. With a light block extending behind the shutter panels, shutter frames help reduce the amount of light entering your room. 

What are the different shutter frame types?

You have three main shutter frame types: L-frame shutters, Z-Frames and Deco frames. 

L-frames are the most common and are ideal for windows that have an existing trim. They can be used for both inside and outside mount installations, and they can extend the depth of casing in windows that are not deep enough for slats to open and shut.

Whereas Z-frames are designed for inside mount only and are ideal for windows that do not have an existing trim. Z-frames are ideal for uneven windows as they can hide gaps between the plantation shutter frames and your window recess. Z-frames are also used for special shape windows.

Like Z-frames, Deco Frames are used for outside mount installation only. They also extend the depth of the recess, moving the shutters away from the glass. This means you can have bigger slats for your window, even if you have a shallow recess.

For more information on plantation shutters or to book your free no-obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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