What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Holly Perron

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your Boston home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. Here’s everything 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 very uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will get in the way of 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 new 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 can still 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. An effective insulator 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 upgrade how your windows look, with half the hassle.

White shutters in Boston bay window 

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 think that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can put in shutters. That’s absolutely 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 extra 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.