Should My Oklahoma City Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Tyler Jorgensen

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could select an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can use an outside mount, where your shutter frame is affixed outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Sometimes the choice 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 Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Oklahoma City Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed 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 slight lip around the window that gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies level to the wall, without any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the option for this frame option is mainly cosmetic. However, windows that are less than square may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames work best when your window has decorative trim or you want to have a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Utilize An Outside Mount in Your Oklahoma City Home 

 
 
An outside mount is secured onto the wall and drapes over the window frame instead of 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 would 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 install an outside mount. They also when you need additional decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To determine 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 Oklahoma City and can help you find the convenient way to mount your shutters. Just call 405-300-4664 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.