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

February 27, 2020

During your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits right 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.

Sometimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is determined by your window type. But sometimes the decision is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Hartford Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is affixed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the option for this frame option is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Hartford Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and drapes 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 secluded. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to make it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will require an outside mount, and also shutter treatments 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 shutter mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Hartford and can help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 860-266-5459 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.