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What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what you’re in for when you get plantation shutters in your Seattle home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about shutters and replacing your windows.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s very uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your new windows could interfere with your existing shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our expert installers may be able to find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing 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, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need better insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the reason, 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 almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can revamp how your windows look, but with much less hassle.

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

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Seattle think that you need to swap out 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 build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly together with your window setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no additional work required.

Have Any More Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Washington is here to help. Call our experts at 360-464-2277 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.