Should My Orlando Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Todd Hansen

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Sometimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is determined by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Orlando Home


As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is fastened on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this frame style is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can tilt. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to maintain a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Orlando Home 

 
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and drapes over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a firm frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to make it pop a little more. Many unique windows with custom window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutters for french and patio doors.

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Install The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Orlando and will help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 407-630-7011 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.