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

February 27, 2020

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantation shutters are put in. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden 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 utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Orlando Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

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 attached inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the option for this frame style is mostly 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 have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Orlando Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
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 fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your visitors won’t even know 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 require an outside mount, as will shutters for french and patio doors.

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

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