What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Matt Thelander

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Salt Lake City home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is what you should 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 swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes you can! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Salt Lake City bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows could interfere with your existing shutters, for example if you’re installing tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to come up with a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that’s understandable. 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 case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Salt Lake City corner 

In addition, installing shutters is a more profitable home investment, because they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Salt Lake City think that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly together with your existing setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no extra work needed.

Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is here to help. Call our experts at 801-515-3598 today or fill out the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.