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

Darik Neilson

During your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could select an inside mount, which sits just inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached 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 use an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Utilize an Inside Mount in Your Las Vegas 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 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 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 perform best if your window already 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 connects 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 notice the difference.

If your windows are hollow and lack a thick frame, you will have to use an outside mount. They also work well when you need some 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 shutters 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 can help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 702-850-6619 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.