What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Eric Ramsey

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Gainesville home: appealing looks, discrete light control, and effective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to 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

Possibly the question we’re asked the most about shutters and replacing windows 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 very uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the window frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Gainesville family room 

There may be a rare case where your replacement windows could not work with your existing shutters, for example if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need better insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the case, what you might really be in the market for is a higher quality window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood plantation shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can completely change the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

Plantation shutters in Gainesville bay window 

In addition, plantation shutters are a more valuable home investment, since they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

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

Some homeowners in Gainesville are under the impression that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can put in shutters. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that operate seamlessly in tandem with your window setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window crank, there’s no extra work required.

Any Other Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is here to help. Call our pros at 813-602-5966 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.