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What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your Boston home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if disaster strikes, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, Sunburst Shutters Boston can help. Here’s everything you need to know about shutters and replacing your windows.

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 yes you can! It’s very uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the window frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Boston family room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows might interfere with your plantation shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters– our shutter installers can come up with a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping the mount on your shutters.

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

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need better insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is an effective window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than almost any double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can update how your windows look, with half the hassle.

White shutters in Boston corner 

Not to mention, installing shutters is a more valuable home investment, because they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters

Some Boston homeowners believe that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can put in shutters. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that work perfectly together with your existing setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window lever, there’s no additional work required.

Any Other Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Boston is here to help. Call our team at 781-352-2205 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.
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