Should My Kingsport Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Jacob Hayes

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Kingsport Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is fastened 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 slight lip around the window which gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is for the most part 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 imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can be tilted. L-frames perform best when your window has decorative trim or you want to keep a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Kingsport 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 hardware will still be stylishly concealed. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also when you need some decorative trim around the window to help it pop a little more. Many unique windows with custom window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, and also plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Kingsport and would love to help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 276-378-7422 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.