What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Blake Jarman

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Raleigh home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and effective insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh can help. Here’s everything you need to know about shutters and replacing your windows.

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 yes you can! 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.

Shutter install in Raleigh living room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows could not work with your custom shutters, for example if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters. Our expert 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, you should definitely replace it. 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 upgrade the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

White shutters in Raleigh corner 

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.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Put In Shutters

Some Raleigh homeowners believe that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique 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 Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.