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Inside mount vs Outside mount. Why is it important?


Inside mount roller shades are installed inside the window frame, while outside mount roller shades are installed outside the window frame, typically above or beyond it. Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Placement: As mentioned, inside mount roller shades are placed inside the window frame, while outside mount roller shades are mounted outside of it.

  2. Size: Because inside mount roller shades are installed inside the window frame, they are typically sized to fit the exact measurements of the window opening. Outside mount roller shades, on the other hand, can be sized to cover the window frame entirely, or can be made larger or smaller depending on the desired coverage area.

  3. Light control: Inside mount roller shades are generally better at blocking out light because they fit snuggly inside the window frame, preventing light from seeping in around the edges. Outside mount roller shades, while still effective at blocking light, may allow some light to seep in around the edges, depending on how well they are installed.

  4. Aesthetics: Both inside mount and outside mount roller shades can look great, but the overall look will be different depending on which type you choose. Inside mount roller shades are more discreet and can blend in with the window frame, while outside mount roller shades can add a decorative element to the window and the surrounding area.

  5. Installation: Both inside mount and outside mount roller shades are relatively easy to install, but the installation process will differ slightly depending on which type you choose. For inside mount roller shades, you'll need to measure the exact dimensions of the window frame and install the shades using brackets that fit inside the frame. For outside mount roller shades, you'll need to measure the area where the shades will be installed and attach the brackets to the wall or ceiling outside the window frame.

Ultimately, the choice between an inside mount and an outside mount roller shade will depend on your individual needs and preferences. We are here for you to help save time and money, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

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