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Should My Sacramento Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

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

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

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Sacramento 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 work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is attached inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. However, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the option for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that can be tilted. L-frames perform best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Sacramento Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters tilt just like they should with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will require an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To decide whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Sacramento and would love to help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 916-665-0078 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.