Polywood shutters in a living room

What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you put plantation shutters in your Dallas home: appealing looks, discrete light control, and protective insulation for a cozier 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. Here’s everything you need to know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the question we’re asked the most about shutters and replacing windows is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is a resounding yes! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of 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 Dallas living room 

There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows could not work with your existing shutters, such as if you’re installing tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our expert installers may be able to come up with a solution to work 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 are you replacing your windows? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that makes sense. But what if you’re in the market for 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 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 something like shutters, you can revamp how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Plantation shutters in Dallas corner 

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

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Install Shutters

Some Dallas homeowners think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. 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 perfectly together with your current setup. From a unique mount that complements your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window lever, there’s no additional work required.

Any Other Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have more questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Dallas can help. Call our team at 214-301-5066 today or fill out our contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.
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