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

Curtis Orton

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

Many times the choice 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 Sacramento 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 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 type of frame 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 

 
 
An outside mount attaches 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 concealed. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and because 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 utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need additional decorative trim around the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will need 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 determine whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Sacramento and would love to help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 916-250-0758 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.