What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

You know what you’re in for when you put plantation shutters in your Fort Myers home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is 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 replace your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes you can! It’s very 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 bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

Shutter install in Fort Myers bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows could interfere with your plantation shutters, like if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our installers can come up with a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Have To Replace Your Windows

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

If that’s the reason, what you might really be in the market for is a better window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Fort Myers nook 

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

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some Fort Myers homeowners think that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that operate perfectly together with your window setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no extra work required.

Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers can help. Call our pros at 239-208-6577 today or fill out the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.