What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

George Christ

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Minneapolis home: beautiful style, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can help. This is 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 window replacements is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes you can! It’s pretty 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 reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Minneapolis family room 

There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows could interfere with your plantation shutters, like if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our expert installers can devise a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You May Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that makes sense. 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 reason, what you might actually need is a better 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 something like shutters, you can completely change how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Minneapolis corner 

Moreover, an investment in shutters is a more profitable home investment, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Minneapolis are under the impression that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly together with your current setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window crank, there’s no additional work necessary.

Have Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can help. Call our experts at 952-856-8130 today or fill out our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.