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

February 27, 2020

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Charlotte 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 can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that gives it a clean, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stay with 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 if 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 Charlotte Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly concealed. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your company won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also work well when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, as well as plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To determine whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Charlotte and will help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 980-231-1116 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.
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