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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you put plantation shutters in your Cincinnati home: appealing looks, discrete light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we can help. This is what you should know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

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 replace your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes you can! It’s fairly rare that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to 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 replacement windows could interfere with your plantation shutters, like if you’re putting in tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our shutter installers may be able to devise a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, 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 a higher quality window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than almost any double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can revamp the look of your windows, but with much less hassle.

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In addition, installing shutters is a more worthwhile home investment, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Install Shutters

Some Cincinnati homeowners are under the impression that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that work 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 needed.

Have Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here to help. Call our pros at 513-216-9740 today or fill out our contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.