Polywood shutters in a living room

What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your St. George home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is what you should know about shutters and replacing your windows.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the question we’re asked the most 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 you can! It’s pretty 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.

Shutter install in St. George bedroom 

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, you should definitely replace it. 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. A great insulating window treatment 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.

Classic shutters in St. George nook 

Moreover, plantation shutters are a more profitable home investment, since they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in St. George think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate perfectly in tandem with your current 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.
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