Window Installation Tips – Inside or Outside Mount?

Professional installation of your window treatments ensures they’ll function exactly as you need them to. The key to flawless installation is measuring and planning before you buy your blinds or shades. For example, are you considering inside or outside mount? At Treasure Coast Window Fashions in West Palm Beach, we work with clients to determine the best installation specifications. A few things we consider include:

  • What is the depth of your window opening or casing?
  • Do your windows lift up or have a crank handle?
  • What kind of molding do you have around your windows?
  • How much room do you have around the molding?

Applause Honeycomb Shades - Inside Mount

Honeycomb Shades – Inside Mount

Applause Honeycomb Shades - Outside Mount

Honeycomb Shades – Outside Mount

With this info, our window treatment specialists will be able to narrow in on the type of new window treatments that will work best for you, including whether or not to mount them inside or outside your window frame.

Installing Blinds and Shades – Inside Mount

Inside mounting of window treatments is the most popular. Benefits of mounting window treatments inside your window include:

  • Providing a cleaner look in the window
  • Exposing your molding as an added decorating element
  • Complementing, rather than interfering with, draperies
  • Reducing energy costs by having the blind or shade lay closer to the glass

Installing Blinds and Shades – Outside Mount

Outside mounting of your window treatments works well in specific applications. An outside mount covers the entire window and can provide a uniform look. Consider this outside mount when:

  • The depth of your window is insufficient for the blind or shade to be mounted inside
  • You want the blind or shade to be totally off the window when raised
  • There is an obstruction inside the window frame
  • You have a unique or irregular window shape
  • You don’t want your window trim to show
  • Inside mounting would interfere with a window crank handle or alarm sensor
  • You want total privacy with no light gap

Window Treatment Installation

Our window treatment experts will help you determine which type of installation is best for your windows and window treatments. Regardless of whether your new window treatments are inside or outside mount, they’re sure to provide privacy, sun protection, insulation and style. Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.