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

Gary Harding

During your free shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are installed. 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 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 plan. 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 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 take an inside mount, the decision for this frame option is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square 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 have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to keep a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Utilize 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 comes with 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 require an outside mount, as well as 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, you need to 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.