What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Gary Harding

You know what you can expect when you put plantation shutters in your Colorado Springs home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. This is everything you should know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

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

Possibly the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is a resounding yes! It’s very rare that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

Shutter install in Colorado Springs bedroom 

There might be the odd case where your new windows could interfere with your plantation shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can devise a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

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

Why are you replacing your windows? 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 want more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the reason, what you might actually need is a higher quality window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can update the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Colorado Springs bedroom 

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some Colorado Springs homeowners believe that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a unique mount that complements your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work required.

Any Other Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs can help. Call our experts at 303-625-6431 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.