Should My Tampa Home Use an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

Eric Ramsey

During your shutter consultation, you’ll have a decision of how your plantatation shutters are hung. You could choose an inside mount, which sits right inside the window recess. Or you can install an outside mount, where your shutter frame is secured outside the window ingress and is covered by decorative trim.

Oftentimes the decision of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the choice is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Tampa Home


As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is fastened on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can use either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window which gives it a clean, polished look. However, an L-frame lies flat to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can handle an inside mount, the choice for this frame option is for the most part cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared 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 great for windows that can be tilted. L-frames function best when your window currently has decorative trim or you want to maintain a minimalist look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Tampa Home 

 
 
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and hangs 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 hardware will still be stylishly concealed. The shutters open and close just like they should with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your visitors won’t even notice the difference.

If your windows are flat and lack a thick frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also work well when you need additional decorative trim around the window to help it pop a little more. Many unique windows with custom window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as well as plantation shutters for french and patio doors.

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

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutters mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the leading shutter dealer in Tampa and would love to help you find the best way to install your shutters. Just call 813-580-7288 or fill in the form below for your no-cost in-home consultation.