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What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your Boise home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Boise can help. This is everything you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the most commonly asked question 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 fairly uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your new windows might not work with your existing shutters, for example if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our installers can come up with a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

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

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you want better insulation, or for better looks?

If it’s the latter, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than almost any double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can completely change the look of your windows, but with much less hassle.

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In addition, an investment in shutters is a more valuable investment in your home, because they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

There’s No Extra Work Required to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Boise think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters installed. That’s certainly not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work seamlessly in tandem with your window setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work needed.

Any More Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Boise can help. Call our experts at 208-609-9129 today or use the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.