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

February 27, 2020

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantation shutters are installed. You could select an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

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

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Destin 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 small lip around the window that gives it a neat, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the decision for this frame option is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to use 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 can tilt. L-frames work best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to maintain a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Destin 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 includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they would with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your company won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are nice when you need additional decorative trim around the window to make it pop a little more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like ovals or arches, will require an outside mount, as well as plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Destin and would love to help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 850-203-0419 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.