Should My Salt Lake City Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Matt Thelander

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could choose an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice 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 utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Salt Lake City Home


As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is fastened on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. By contrast, 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 type of frame is mainly 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 have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Salt Lake City Home 

 
 
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 components will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also work well when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it pop a little more. Many unique windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, will require an outside mount, and also shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Salt Lake City and would love to help you find the convenient way to hang your shutters. Just call 801-515-3598 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.