Considerations for Custom Window Shutters 

Ordering custom window shutters in St. Petersburg, FL. for your home can be a wonderful option for many homeowners. With shutters being such a beautiful and functional element, they can not only add nice style, but improve the home’s overall value. While it can be easy to order custom shutters, there are some things that homeowners will need to decide when making this decision.

What Type Of Shutter Panel Design?

The first thing a homeowner will need to design is what type of window shutter design they would like to have. There are several to choose from with the most popular including:

  • Café Style- Café style shutters only cover the bottom section of a window leaving the top fully open and exposed. This is great if you have a room where you would like to have maximum sunlight entering and you do not need to worry so much about privacy on the top portion of your window such as with a second-story space.
  • Full Length – Unlike café style shutters,, full length shutters cover the entire length of the window from top to bottom. This make this style a much better choice when full privacy is desired.
  • Divider Rails- Divider rail shutters are able to open and close independently of one another due to the strip known as the divider rail. These rails can be located in the center of the shutter or along one shutter, or another placement you would like.
  • Double-Hung- Double -hung shutters are probably the most versatile because they have several ways they can be arranged. These shutters are like two café shitters hung right on top of each other creating four panels that can be opened or closed.

Inside or Outside Mount?

Another feature homeowners will need to design is the mounting of the shutters. There are two ways to mount them including inside and outside.

  • Inside mounting - This mounting has the shutters attached to the window frame so that they are flush with the window and the window trim shows. This is a good option if you have a decorative window frame you would like exposed.
  • Outside mounting- Outside mounting gives the window a more modern, finished look with the window frame is covered by the shutters.

Front or Back Tilt?

One last element homeowners will need to consider is if they want a front or back tilting shutter design. With a front tilt, the rod to open and close the shutters is placed in the font where it can be seen. This make the shutters very easy and convenient to open and close. However, if you want a clean design look, a back tilt design would be best. This has the rod placed on the back of the shutters and creates a very clean front face. However, the shutters have to be opened and closed from the back which can be a little more inconvenient.

If you would like to talk about your custom window shutters in St. Petersburg, FL. give us a call today. As we have been helping customers since 1963. We have the knowledge and experience to help you with your window shutter project.