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Should My Boston Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

During your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide 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 secured outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the decision 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 Install an Inside Mount in Your Boston 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 attached inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window which gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is mostly 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 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 currently has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Boston Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and drapes 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 hidden. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a thick frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, will call for an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Boston and will help you find the most favorable way to mount your shutters. Just call 781-352-2205 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.
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