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

Neil Blackwelder

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can use 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 controlled by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you utilize 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 installed 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 attached inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that gives it a clean, polished look. An L-frame lies flat to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame 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 hide the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can tilt. L-frames perform best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Charlotte Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and drapes over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your company won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a firm frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, will require 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, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Charlotte and can help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 980-231-1116 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.