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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Houston home: fashionable looks, discrete light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if disaster strikes, like if you need to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Houston can help. Here’s what you should 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 having to replace your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window pane, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the window frame and reattach after the work is done.

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There might be the odd case where your new windows might not work with your plantation shutters, for instance if you’re installing 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 accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

If You Have The Right Shutters, You May Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that’s understandable. 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 reason, what you might actually need is a higher quality 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 something like shutters, you can update the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

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Not to mention, installing shutters is a more profitable home investment, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Houston think that you have to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly together with your current setup. From a unique mount that complements your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no extra work necessary.

Any Other 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 Houston can help. Call our team at 713-853-9629 today or fill out our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.