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

Holly Perron

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

Oftentimes 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 Use 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 secured inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window which gives it 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 hide the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that can be tilted. L-frames work 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 attaches onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize 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 shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Philadelphia and can help you find the best way to mount your shutters. Just call 215-874-4897 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.