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

Collins Jones

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 inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice 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 Dallas Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 gives it a neat, polished look. 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 type of frame 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 work 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 

 
 
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 open and close 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 utilize an outside mount. They also when you need a piece of 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 well as shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Dallas and would love to help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 214-301-5066 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.