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

Cory Cryer

At your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could choose 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.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Houston Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 flat 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 aren’t evenly squared may want to stay 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 Use An Outside Mount in Your Houston Home 

 
 
An outside mount attaches 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 fixtures will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters tilt just like they would 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 unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to 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.