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Should My Washington DC Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are put in. You could opt for 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.

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

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Washington DC 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 can work with 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. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the decision for this frame style 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 mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Washington DC 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 hidden. The shutters tilt just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also when you need some decorative trim surrounding the window to make it pop a little more. Many unique windows with uncommon 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 Mount The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To decide whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Washington DC and can help you find the convenient way to install your shutters. Just call 240-339-2588 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.