Should My Hartford Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?
During your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation 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
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
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.