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Should My Minneapolis Home Utilize an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are installed. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits just 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.

Many times the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the option 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 Minneapolis 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 can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is connected inside the frame but has a small lip around the window which gives it a clean, polished look. By contrast, 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 decision for this type of frame is mostly 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 window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that can be tilted. L-frames work best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Minneapolis Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware 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 know the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, and also shutters for patio and french doors.

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

To establish 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 Minneapolis and can help you find the most favorable way to hang your shutters. Just call 952-856-8130 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.