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The San Antonio Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you install plantation shutters in your San Antonio home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is what you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You don’t need to replace your shutters when you replace your window

Maybe the most common question asked about window replacements is if you can replace your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is a resounding yes! It’s pretty uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows might not work with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our expert installers may be able to find 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 Need Replacement Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, that makes sense. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you want more effective 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 shutters, you can update how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some San Antonio homeowners think that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can install shutters. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that work seamlessly in tandem with your existing setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work necessary.

Have Any More Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have more questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or need to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio can help. Call our pros at 210-876-0377 today or fill out the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.
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