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Should My Fort Myers Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your 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 attached outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Fort Myers Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name suggests, an inside shutter mount is installed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters work with 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 which gives it a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the choice for this frame option is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to have a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Fort Myers Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

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

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

To determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Fort Myers and will help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 239-208-6577 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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