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

February 27, 2020

During your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Sometimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Phoenix 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 use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window that gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies level to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this frame style is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stick with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames perform best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to maintain a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Phoenix Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and falls 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 concealed. The shutters operate just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need a piece of decorative trim around the window to make it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will require an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To establish whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Phoenix and can help you find the convenient way to install your shutters. Just call 480-485-7743 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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