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Should My Fort Lauderdale Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits 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 decision of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Fort Lauderdale 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 connected inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that gives it a elegant, polished look. 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 mainly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can be tilted. L-frames work best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Fort Lauderdale Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, 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 decide whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Fort Lauderdale and will help you find the best way to mount your shutters. Just call 561-440-8535 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.