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Should My Las Vegas Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

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

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

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Las Vegas Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters 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 which gives it a elegant, polished look. An L-frame lies level to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can use an inside mount, the option for this frame option 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 mask the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also wonderful for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames perform best if your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Las Vegas 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 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 guests won’t even know the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a deep frame, you will have to utilize an outside mount. They also when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with unusual window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as well as shutter treatments for patio and french 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 shutters mount, go ahead and call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in Las Vegas and will help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 702-850-6619 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.
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