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

February 27, 2020

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed 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 decision 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 Seattle 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 work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a small lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square 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 work best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to have a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Seattle 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 comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly concealed. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your visitors won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a thick frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will call for an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Seattle and will help you find the convenient way to install your shutters. Just call 360-464-2277 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.