Should My Southern California Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Kimball Jones

At your free shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could opt for 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 covered by decorative trim.

Many times the option of an inside mount or outside mount is dictated by your window type. But sometimes the decision is yours to match your design palatte. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Install an Inside Mount in Your Southern California Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is affixed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a neat, polished look. However, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this type of frame is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your Southern California Home 

 
 
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 includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your company won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a firm frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need some decorative trim around the window to help it pop a little more. Many specialty windows with custom 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 Install The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To establish whether you need an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Southern California and can help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 888-611-2474 or fill in the form below for your free in-home consultation.