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

Holly Perron

During your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Many times the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated 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 Install an Inside Mount in Your Boston Home


As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 small 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 stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also nice for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to maintain a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Boston Home 

 
 
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 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 see the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, 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 decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier 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 complimentary in-home consultation.