What To Know About Shutters and Replacing Windows

Mike Horn

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your New Brunswick home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if disaster strikes, and you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. This is what you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in New Brunswick family room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your new windows could not work with your existing shutters, for example if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to find a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

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

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, that makes sense. 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 a better window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

White shutters in New Brunswick corner 

Moreover, plantation shutters are a more valuable investment in your home, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in New Brunswick think that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. That’s definitely not the case. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that operate seamlessly together with your window setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no additional work necessary.

Have Any More Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have more questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or need to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick can help. Call our team at 732-301-6168 today or fill out the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.