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The Raleigh Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Raleigh home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we can help. Here’s everything you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

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 a resounding yes! It’s very rare 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 reattach after the work is done.

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There might be a rare case where your replacement windows could not work with your custom shutters, such as if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our installers can devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You May Not Need Replacement 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 thinking about getting a new window just because you want better insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is a higher quality window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can update the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Raleigh think that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can install shutters. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that operate seamlessly in tandem with your existing setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no extra work required.

Any More Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh can help. Call our team at 919-887-9198 today or use our contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.
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