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

February 27, 2020

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

Oftentimes the option 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 utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Kingsport Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

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 secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window which gives it a neat, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the option for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to stick 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 minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Kingsport Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount connects 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 concealed. The shutters open and close just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well 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 require an outside mount, and also plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate 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 276-685-5343 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.
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