Should My Jacksonville Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Kevin McCormack

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

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

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Jacksonville Home


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 secured inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that gives it a neat, polished look. An L-frame lies flat to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mostly 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 imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best if your window has decorative trim or you want to have a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Jacksonville Home 

 
 
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 includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly concealed. 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 know the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also 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 will shutter treatments 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 leading shutter dealer in Jacksonville and can help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 904-289-1663 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.