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Should My New Brunswick Home Utilize an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your in-home shutter consultation, you’ll have to decide how your plantatation shutters are put in. You could choose an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is determined 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 Install an Inside Mount in Your New Brunswick 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 can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is attached inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window that makes a clean, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that don’t have fairly square corners may want to use with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will mask the window’s imperfections. The Z-frame is also great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Use An Outside Mount in Your New Brunswick Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
 
An outside mount connects onto the wall and falls over the window frame instead of within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and contains its own trim, so the shutter’s components will still be stylishly hidden. The shutters open and close 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 deep frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to make it stand out more more. Many unique windows with unusual window frames, like ovals or arches, will call for an outside mount, and also shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To determine whether you should consider an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, you need to call in an expert. Sunburst is the top shutter dealer in New Brunswick and will help you find the best way to hang your shutters. Just call 732-301-6168 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.
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