Plantation shutters in a living room

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

February 27, 2020

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Many times 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 scheme. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Salt Lake City 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 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 which gives it a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice 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 mask the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to maintain a minimalist look for your window.

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

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and hangs 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 shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it pop a little more. Many unique windows with uncommon 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 decide whether you should use 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 install your shutters. Just call 801-515-3598 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.
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