Should My San Antonio Home Utilize an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Antonio Meza

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits just 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 scheme. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your San Antonio Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 slight lip around the window which gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that can tilt. L-frames perform best when your window has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your San Antonio Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they should with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also when you need a piece of decorative trim around the window to make it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with custom window frames, like arches or ovals, will need 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 decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in San Antonio and can help you find the best way to mount your shutters. Just call 210-876-0377 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.