The St. George Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows08/21/2017Kasey Udy You know what you’re in for when you get plantation shutters in your St. George home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? Luckily, we can help. This is what you should know about how shutters and window replacements interact. You can replace windows without replacing your shutters Maybe the most commonly asked question 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 a resounding yes! It’s very rare that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done. There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows might interfere with your custom shutters, like if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our expert installers may be able to come up with a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing the mount on your shutters. 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 a better looking window? If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is an effective window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can revamp the look of your windows, with half the hassle. Moreover, plantation shutters are a more profitable home investment, since they add benefits to your home’s form and function. There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters Some homeowners in St. George believe that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate perfectly in tandem with your existing setup. From a custom mount that complements your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work necessary. Have Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters? If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters St. George can help. Call our team at 435-485-9332 today or fill out our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.