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

February 27, 2020

At your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are installed. You could select an inside mount, which sits just 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 controlled by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Houston 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 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 that makes a elegant, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the decision for this type of frame is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Houston Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and drapes 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 hidden. The shutters tilt just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your company won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a thick frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need some decorative trim around the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will require an outside mount, as well as shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Houston and would love to help you find the convenient way to install your shutters. Just call 713-853-9629 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.