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Should My San Antonio Home Utilize 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 put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can utilize 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 controlled 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 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 slight lip around the window which gives it a neat, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the choice for this frame option 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 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 Utilize 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 fixtures 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 work well 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 require an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate 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.