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Should My Jacksonville 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 hung. 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 hidden by decorative trim.

Many times the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Jacksonville Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is fastened on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is attached inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that gives it a clean, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best if your window has decorative trim or you want to maintain a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Jacksonville Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls 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 fixtures will still be stylishly hidden. 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 notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also work well when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will call for an outside mount, as well as shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Jacksonville and will help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 904-289-1663 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.