Plantation shutters in a living room

Should My Boise Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Sometimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated 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 Boise Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is affixed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters work with 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 neat, polished look. However, 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 mainly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Boise Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and hangs over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters open and close just like they should 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 install an outside mount. They also work well when you need some decorative trim around the window to help it pop a little more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, and also shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Boise and would love to help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 208-609-9129 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.
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