Should My Honolulu Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Darren Wong

During your free shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is obscured by decorative trim.

Oftentimes 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 install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Honolulu Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is affixed 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 small lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. By contrast, 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 option for this frame style is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will cover the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can tilt. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to maintain a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Honolulu Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style 
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 includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even know the difference.

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

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Mount 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 Honolulu and would love to help you find the best way to mount your shutters. Just call 808-797-2004 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.