What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Gary Harding

You know what you can expect when you put plantation shutters in your Denver home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Denver 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 a resounding yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Denver bedroom 

There might be the odd case where your new windows might not work with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can come up with a solution to accomodate 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 do you want to replace your window? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that makes sense. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need better insulation, or for better looks?

If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is a higher quality 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 something like shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Denver nook 

Moreover, plantation shutters are a more profitable investment in your home, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Denver believe that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can put in shutters. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work required.

Any Other Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Denver can help. Call our experts at 720-538-0182 today or fill out the contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.