What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

David White

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Miami home: fashionable looks, discrete light control, and great insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to help. This is everything you should know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly 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 almost every case is yes! It’s pretty uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to detach from the window frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Miami family room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your new windows might not work 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 expert installers may be able to devise a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

With 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 makes sense. 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 actually need is a higher quality window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than almost any double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can completely change the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

Plantation shutters in Miami bay window 

Moreover, plantation shutters are a more profitable home investment, since they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Miami believe that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that work perfectly together with your current setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no additional work needed.

Have Any Other Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Miami can help. Call our pros at 305-520-7515 today or fill out the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.