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

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

At your shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation 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 secured outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated 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 Use an Inside Mount in Your Fort Myers 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 attached inside the frame but has a small lip around the window that makes a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies flat to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the option for this type of frame is mainly 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 nice 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 Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Fort Myers Home 

 
 
An outside mount connects 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 visitors won’t even see the difference.

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

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

To decide 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 best way to install your shutters. Just call 239-208-6577 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.