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Should My Philadelphia Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Many times the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is determined 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 Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Philadelphia 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 use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is attached inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window that makes a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies level 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 for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to maintain a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Philadelphia Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount connects onto the wall and drapes over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your visitors won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also are nice when you need some decorative trim around the window to make it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will call for an outside mount, and also plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To determine whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Philadelphia and will help you find the most favorable way to mount your shutters. Just call 215-874-4897 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.