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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Sacramento home: amazing style, discrete light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento can help. This is everything you should 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 question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is a resounding yes! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

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There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your new windows might interfere with your plantation shutters, for example if you’re installing tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

If You Have The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that makes sense. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If it’s the latter, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood plantation shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can completely change the look of your windows, but with much less hassle.

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Moreover, plantation shutters are a more profitable home investment, because they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Sacramento are under the impression that you have to swap out your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your window setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no additional work necessary.

Any Other Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or need to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento can help. Call our team at 916-665-0078 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.