illustrations and pictures below to determine the best mounting frame
for your situation. If shutters are mounted within the recess of the
window opening, this is known as an "Inside Mount". When mounted
outside the window opening on top of the trim (if any) or directly on
the face of the wall, this is an "Outside Mount".
Here To Check Clearance Requirements
The Trim Frame is considered an inside mount and is used for openings
with drywall corners and no existing trim on the face of the wall
(except possibly a sill at the bottom). Good for out of square windows
because the extended trim covers any imperfections. Jamb depth required
is a minimal 1-1/4". Provides a wider overlapping trim than the Z Frame
(below) and may be ordered with or without Sill Frame at bottom for an
opening with existing window sill. The Sill Frame sits flat on top of
the window sill.
Left picture shows existing
window sill without Sill Frame. Right
with Sill Frame. If there is no existing
sill, the Trim Frame is used on all 4 sides.
Deluxe Trim Frame
Similar to the Trim Frame above in application. This frame provides a
wider face for homes with heavier moldings and a more formal look.
If there are existing window sills, a sill frame may also be
used as shown above. But check the extension of your sill to
the left and right of the window opening. This frame may
overlap up to 2-1/8" on to the wall, so it looks best when the sill
extends at least that much too. Picture to left
shows a window with an existing sill.
Used for inside mount applications with drywall openings. Good for
slightly out of square windows because extended leg covers any
imperfections. Jamb depth required is a minimal 1-1/4". May be ordered
with or without sill frame at bottom for openings with a window sill.
Sill frame will sit flat on top of window sill (see Trim Frame above).
Note: Picture shows existing
window sill without
sill frame. If there is no existing sill, the Z Frame is used on all 4
May be used for inside mounts on windows with existing wall trim and
some depth clearance, if window openings are only slightly out of
square. Some caulking may be required. Can also be used for outside
mounts directly on top of trim or beside the trim on the wall. Used for
mounting shutters on French doors. 1/2" extensions may be added to add
up to 1" more depth when more clearance is required.
Mount on top of existing trim, L Frame (Left)
Inside Mount inside existing trim, L Frame (Right)
Used for outside mounts only. May be mounted on the wall face or
directly on top of an existing trim that is a minimum of 2 5/8" wide.
Used in conjunction with adjustable bent leaf hinges for inside mounts
with no exposed frames. May be used with an extended leaf hinge where
clearances may be a problem. Click Clearance link below for more.