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

Danielle Micich

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation 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.

Oftentimes 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 plan. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Fort Lauderdale 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 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 handle an inside mount, the option for this type of frame is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square 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 function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

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

 
 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to help it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will need an outside mount, as will 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 shutters 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.