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Should My Denver 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 hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Sometimes the decision 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 utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Denver Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is fastened on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the decision 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 nice for windows that can tilt. L-frames perform best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to keep a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Denver Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and includes its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters operate just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your company won’t even notice the difference.

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

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

To establish 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 Denver and will help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 720-538-0182 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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