The Charlotte Homeowners Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

Neil Blackwelder

You know what you’re in for 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, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can 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 most commonly asked question 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 pretty 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.

Shutter install in Charlotte family room 

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 can still 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, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re trying to replace your 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.

Classic shutters in Charlotte nook 

In addition, installing shutters is a more worthwhile home investment, since they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Install Shutters

Some Charlotte homeowners think 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, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that operate perfectly together with your window setup. From a unique mount that complements your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no additional work required.

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.