What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Todd Hansen

You know what you’re in for when you get plantation shutters in your Orlando home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. Here’s what you need to know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

You don’t need to replace your shutters when you replace your window

Possibly the most common question asked about shutters and replacing windows is if you can swap your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s very rare that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Orlando bedroom 

There may be the odd case where your new windows could interfere with your plantation shutters, such as if you’re putting in tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters– our installers may be able to find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You May Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that’s understandable. But what if you’re trying to replace your window just because you need more effective insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the case, what you might really be in the market for is a higher quality window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can update the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

Plantation shutters in Orlando bedroom 

Moreover, an investment in shutters is a more valuable home investment, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Install Shutters

Some Orlando homeowners think that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters installed. That’s definitely not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a custom mount that complements your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work needed.

Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Orlando can help. Call our team at 407-630-7011 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.