Window Treatment Installation – Inside or Outside Mount?

Window treatment installation is a specialty craft that combines both precision expertise and a good eye for design. Here at Altra Home Decor serving Sun City West and the entire Phoenix area, our professional installers help ensure your new window covering look and function exactly as you want them to. As you’re selecting your new window coverings, we’ll cover some installation issues with you make sure your installed window treatments exceed your expectations.

Window Treatment Installation - Outside Mount

Outside Mount

Window Treatment Installation - Inside Mount

Inside Mount

  • 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?

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.

What is 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

What is 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 installation option 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 in Sun City West AZ

Altra Home Decor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books. Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!