Plantation shutters in a living room

Should My New York City Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

During your free shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes 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 palatte. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your New York City Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is affixed 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 small lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames work best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your New York City 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 hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm 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 pop a little more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will call for an outside mount, as will plantation shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To determine whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in New York City and can help you find the convenient way to hang your shutters. Just call 631-246-3930 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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