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What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Southern California home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA can help. Here’s everything 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 question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is a resounding yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your new windows could not work with your existing shutters, for example if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our shutter 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.

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

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re trying to replace your 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 better window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood plantation 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, but with much less hassle.

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Southern California believe that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your existing setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window crank, there’s no extra work required.

Have Any Other Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is here to help. Call our pros at 888-611-2474 today or use 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.