What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Nate Gromen

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your Cleveland home: fashionable looks, 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 should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. This is everything you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You don’t need to replace your shutters when you replace your window

Possibly the most commonly asked question about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

Shutter install in Cleveland bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your new windows might interfere with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our installers can find a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

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

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that’s understandable. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you want better insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the reason, what you might really be in the market for is a better window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Plantation shutters in Cleveland bedroom 

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Cleveland think that you have to swap out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters installed. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that operate perfectly in tandem with your current 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 necessary.

Have Any More Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland can help. Call our experts at 440-561-6787 today or fill out the 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.