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

Lisa Renee Nieberding

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can use 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


As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 small lip around the window that makes a neat, 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 option for this type of frame is mainly 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 nice for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best if your window has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Cincinnati Home 

 
 
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 hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they should with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow 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 uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will call for an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for patio and french 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 shutters 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.