Should My San Jose Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Curtis Orton

At your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantatation shutters are installed. 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 attached outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Many times the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is determined by your window type. But sometimes the option is yours to match your design plan. So, when should you install an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your San Jose 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 use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is attached inside the frame but has a bit of a lip around the window that makes a neat, polished look. By contrast, 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 type of frame is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners 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 can tilt. L-frames function best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your San Jose 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 includes its own trim, so the shutter’s hardware will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters operate just like they would with an inside mount, and because of the trim, your guests won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a firm frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also are nice when you need additional decorative trim surrounding 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, as will plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To determine whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in San Jose and can help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 916-542-1305 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.