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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 Clearwater home: beautiful style, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Clearwater can help. Here’s what you should know about shutters and replacing your windows.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the most commonly asked question about shutters and replacing windows is if you can replace 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 get in the way of 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 replacement is done.

Shutter install in Clearwater bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your new windows could interfere with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilt-in sash 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.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Have To Replace Your 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 that’s the case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood plantation 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, with a lot less hassle.

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In addition, plantation shutters are a more valuable home investment, because they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Install Shutters

Some Clearwater homeowners are under the impression that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, opening mechanism, 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 complements your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window crank, there’s no additional work required.

Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Clearwater can help. Call our experts at 813-580-7288 today or use our contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.
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