What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Dan Taylor

You know what to expect when you install plantation shutters in your Atlanta home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. Here’s what 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 fairly uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the work is done.

Shutter install in Atlanta family room 

There may be a rare case where your replacement windows might not work with your existing shutters, for example if you’re installing tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

If You Have The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that’s understandable. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you want better insulation, or for better looks?

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

Plantation shutters in Atlanta bedroom 

In addition, installing shutters is a more profitable investment in your home, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters

Some Atlanta homeowners believe that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to put in shutters. That’s definitely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that work perfectly together with your window 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 additional work necessary.

Have Any More Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or want to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Atlanta can help. Call our experts at 404-962-8517 today or fill out the contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.