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

February 27, 2020

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Many times the option of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the option 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 Miami 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 neat, polished look. An L-frame lies flush to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this frame style is for the most part 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 nice for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Miami Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount attaches 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 hardware will still be stylishly concealed. 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 thick frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to help it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutter treatments for patio and french doors.

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

To establish 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 Miami and will help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 305-520-7515 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.
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