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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Orlando home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if disaster strikes, like if you need 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.

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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 coexist 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 in the market for a new 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. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, but with much less hassle.

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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 Put In Shutters

Some Orlando homeowners think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters installed. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your existing 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 required.

Have 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 in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.