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

February 27, 2020

During 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 right inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Many times the choice 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 Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Dallas 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 can 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 that gives it a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies level to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the decision for this frame option is mostly 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 cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best if your window has decorative trim or you want to maintain a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Dallas Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and hangs over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even see 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 unique windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will call for an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Dallas and would love to help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 214-301-5066 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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