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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

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 more comfortable home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Fortunately, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can help. This is everything you should 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 having to replace 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 window frame and can be reinstalled 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 may still be able to keep your shutters– our installers can devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing 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, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re trying to replace your 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, but with much less hassle.

Classic shutters in Minneapolis bay window 

Moreover, an investment in shutters is a more profitable home investment, since they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Minneapolis are under the impression that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly together with your existing 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 in touch. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.