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

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are put in. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

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

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Gainesville 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 use 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 gives it a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without 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 stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can tilt. L-frames work best if your window has decorative trim or you want to keep a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Gainesville Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and drapes over the window frame and not 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 because of the trim, your company won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are nice when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with custom window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for french and patio doors.

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

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Gainesville and will help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 813-602-5966 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.