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

Steve Hill

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select 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 obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is determined by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Detroit Home


As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is installed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can 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 clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the choice 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 cover the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best if your window has decorative trim or you want to maintain a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Detroit Home 

 
 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and drapes 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 concealed. The shutters operate just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to help it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will require an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

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

To decide whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Detroit and would love to help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 248-429-9294 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.