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

February 27, 2020

During your free shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantation shutters are put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can install 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 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 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 that makes a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush 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 mostly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square 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 have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best when your window already has decorative trim or you want to maintain a moderate look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Honolulu Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and drapes 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 fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters open and close just like they do with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your visitors won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a thick frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also are nice when you need some 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 determine whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter 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.