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

February 27, 2020

During your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Sometimes the choice 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 Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Raleigh 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 work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared 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 great for windows that can tilt. L-frames work best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Raleigh 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 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 as a result of the trim, your visitors won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need a piece of decorative trim around the window to make 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 french and patio doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Raleigh and will help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 919-887-9198 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.
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