What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Antonio Meza

You know what you’re in for 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, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio 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 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 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 may be the odd case where your replacement windows might not work with your existing 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 installers may be able to 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 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 an effective 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, but with much 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 homeowners in San Antonio believe that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely 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 current 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 your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.