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

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Cincinnati Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is affixed 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 clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best if your window has decorative trim or you want to maintain a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Cincinnati Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of 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 tilt just like they would 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 deep 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 specialty windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, will call for an outside mount, as well as plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Cincinnati and would love to help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 513-216-9740 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.