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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what you’re in for when you get plantation shutters in your Salt Lake City home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, 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

Maybe the most common question asked about shutters and replacing windows is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes you can! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Salt Lake City bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows could interfere with your existing shutters, such as if you’re installing tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to come up with a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, that makes sense. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you want more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, but with much less hassle.

Classic shutters in Salt Lake City bay window 

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some Salt Lake City homeowners think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate perfectly together with your current setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no extra work required.

Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is here to help. Call our pros at 801-515-3598 today or fill out the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.
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