What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Spencer Madsen

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

Fortunately, we’re here to 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 yes you can! 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.

Shutter install in Boise bedroom 

There might be 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 expert installers can come up with a solution to coexist 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 cracked or beginning to break, 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 that’s the case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. An effective insulator 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.

White shutters in Boise nook 

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

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some Boise homeowners believe that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters installed. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, way of opening, 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 required.

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 & Window Fashions can help. Call our experts at 208-609-9129 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.