For homeowners looking who are looking for a touch of elegance combined with utility, window shutters are the best choice. There are a wide variety of shutters to choose from in terms of material, style and mounting configuration. Coming to the latter, most window shutters are mounted either internally or externally. The major difference between these two mounting configurations will be discussed below.
Inside mount versus outside mount.
In this configuration, the window shutter sits on the recesses of a window, often flush against the wall. It uses two types of frames, known as L-frame and Z-frame. These frames are compatible with most types of architraves and will offer a compact, sleek look to your window. However, there are a few pre-requisite conditions that your window must fulfil before opting for an inside mount. Firstly, the window must be deep enough to accommodate the shutter so that it fits snugly within the recesses. Furthermore, the window must also not tilt inward. Otherwise, the shutter might hinder the operation of the window pane and it will also be a hassle to clean them. In summary, an inside mount is a functional option for windows that can help highlight its beauty.
Also known as a face fit, the window shutter will basically sit on the external face of the window or on top of the trim. Using an L frame, this style of mounting can be done right on the wall or on the architrave. Thus, the frame of the shutters will come inside the room, making it easy to access the glass. Outside mount is best-suited for windows that don’t have deep recesses or are not perfectly level. However, in the case of an inside mount, if the window isn’t square, then the gaps will be glaringly obvious. Therefore, they are best suited for old or asymmetrical windows.
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