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Should My Clearwater Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured 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 option is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Clearwater 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 use 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 makes a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the option for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can tilt. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Clearwater 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 comes with 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 guests won’t even see the difference.

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

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

To establish whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Clearwater and would love to help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 813-580-7288 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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