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Mount and Frame Options for Custom Made Plantation Shutters

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Mounts:

There are two types of mounting options for plantation shutters:  Inside Mount and Outside Mount.  Both are illustrated below.

 

Frames:

All frames for our interior plantation shutters come ready-to-assemble with hinges premounted to the shutter panels!  No mitering is needed!  Although you will choose the sides of the window on which you want frames in the next step, frame styles are shown below. 

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The mount and frame combinations shown on this page are meant to provide a general description along with the benefits of each.  All combinations are not available in all plantation shutters.  To see specific measurements, backspace requirements, and mount/frame combinations for specific types of plantation shutters, simply select your shutter type below:

Inside Mounts

Inside Mount - Direct Mount option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters

Inside Mount - No Frame

No-Frame mounting to the inside of the window is the simplest of all mounting options since it has no frame, thus providing a clean, integrated look.  Plantation shutters are mounted directly to existing window trim.  Hinges should not be mounted directly to drywall (only to wood trim).  This mounting method is not recommend for windows that are excessively out of square.  Since it allows the shutters to open all the way, it is great for windows that are double hung and tilt in for cleaning.

  • Easy, fast installation
  • Clean, integrated look
  • Can usually be used with tilt-in windows for window cleaning.
  • Not recommended for windows that are more than 1/4" out of square
  • Can not be mounted to drywall, but only to wood window jam
  • Can be mounted flush to the wall or inset into the room slightly if additional louver clearance is needed.

* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Inside Mount - Z Frame option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters

Inside Mount -  Z Frame
The Z-Frame can be mounted on top of existing window trim work or directly to drywall.  If windows do not have existing trim, the Z-Frame provides a finished look.  The Z-Frame has a built-in light stop to minimize light bleed between the plantation shutters' panels and Z-Frame.  This is a good choice for windows that are out of square since the Z-Frame is intentionally made a little smaller than the window, thus allowing adjustments for squareness.  A surcharge for this frame option applies to PolyCore ONLY.
  • Finishes drywall windows with wood trim look.
  • Clean, integrated look
  • Good for out of square windows where an inside mount is desired.

* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Inside Mount - L Frame option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters

Inside Mount - L Frame
Inside Mount - L Frame can be mounted on top of existing window trim work or directly to drywall.  They provide a clean look for windows that do not have existing trim.  The L Frame is mounted directly to drywall or existing trim.  They have a built-in light-stop to minimize light bleed around the edges of the plantation shutters.
  • Clean, integrated look
  • Can be mounted directly to drywall
  • Can be mounted flush to the wall or inset into the room if additional louver clearance is needed.
  • If used in out of square windows, you may need to caulk gaps between L Frame and wall.
* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Inside Mount - Hanging Strips option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters

Inside Mount - Hanging Strip Frame
Inside Mount Hanging Strip Frames can be mounted on top of existing window trim or directly to drywall.  They provide a clean, no-frame look for windows that do not have existing trim.  The hanging strip frame is mounted directly to drywall (or existing trim), and then the plantation shutters are mounted to the hanging stripe frame by means of a special wrap-around hinge.  Inside Hanging Strip Frames are usually mounted only on the left and right sides of the plantation shutters, but can be used top and bottom as well.  The hanging strip frames also provide a light-stop to minimize light bleed around the edges of the plantation shutters.
  • Clean, integrated look
  • Can be mounted directly to drywall
  • Easily to install and adjust
  • More forgiving than No Frame for out of square windows.
  • Can be mounted flush to the wall or inset into the room if additional louver clearance is needed.
* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Outside Mounts

Outside Mount - L Frame option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters
Outside Mount - L Frame
The Outside L-Frame is the most popular and versatile outside mounting option.  It can be mounted either directly to drywall, on top of existing trim, or outside existing trim.  It allows the plantation shutters to be mounted far enough away from the window for the louvers to clear most obstructions while providing a framed, finished look to the window.
  • Traditional mount that can be used on almost any window
  • Great for out of square windows
  • Great for windows with little backspace

* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Outside Mount - Hanging Strips option for Interior Wood Plantation Shutters

Outside Mount - Hanging Strip Frame
Outside Mount Hanging Strip Frames are a great option for windows that can not have an inside mount, but where you want the plantation shutters to protrude the least amount possible.  They too can be mounted directly to drywall or to existing trim.  They are classic in their simple style and look great on just about any window.  Hanging Strip Frames are usually mounted only on the left and right sides of the plantation shutters, but can be mounted on the top and bottom as well.
  • Fast, easy installation
  • Great for out of square windows
  • Great for windows with little backspace
* Backspace Requirements:  For specific backspace requirements and measurements, see the appropriate mount and frame measurements for your specific shutter type.

Our interior wood plantation shutters can come in even more framing options than shown in the event that these do not suite your needs - most at no additional charge.  We can even do plantation shutters over sliding glass doors and specialty shapes.  Some can even be remote controlled!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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