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The Philadelphia Homeowners Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Philadelphia home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we can help. Here’s what you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the most commonly asked question about window replacements is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes you can! It’s very uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your new windows could not work with your existing shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our expert installers can find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

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

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that’s understandable. But what if you’re trying to replace your window just because you want better insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the reason, what you might actually need is a higher quality window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency 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 the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

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Not to mention, plantation shutters are a more profitable home investment, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Philadelphia think that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that operate seamlessly in tandem with your window setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work needed.

Any More Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia is here to help. Call our team at 215-874-4897 today or use our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.
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