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The Charlotte Homeowners Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you put plantation shutters in your Charlotte home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we’re here to help. Here’s what you should know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

You don’t need to replace your shutters when you replace your window

Maybe the question we’re asked the most about shutters and replacing windows is if you can swap your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes you can! It’s very rare that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

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There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows might interfere with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters– our expert installers can come up with a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

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

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, that makes sense. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you need better insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the reason, what you might actually need is a higher quality window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than almost any double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can completely change how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

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In addition, plantation shutters are a more worthwhile home investment, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Install Shutters

Some Charlotte homeowners believe that you need to take 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, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that operate perfectly together with your window setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no additional work needed.

Any More 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 Charlotte is here to help. Call our experts at 980-231-1116 today or use the contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.
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