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

February 27, 2020

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantation shutters are hung. You could choose an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is determined 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 Austin Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, 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 bit of a lip around the window which gives it a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this frame style is for the most part 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 hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best when your window has decorative trim or you want to keep a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Austin Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls 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 concealed. The shutters operate just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even know 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 around the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with custom window frames, like ovals or arches, will require an outside mount, and also plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Austin and will help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 512-549-6077 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.