Polywood shutters in a living room

The Fort Lauderdale Homeowners Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you put plantation shutters in your Fort Lauderdale home: appealing looks, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is everything you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

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 a resounding yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Fort Lauderdale bedroom 

There might be a rare case where your replacement windows could not work with your plantation shutters, like if you’re installing tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters– our expert installers can devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You May Not Need Replacement 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 want more effective insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

Plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale bay window 

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

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Fort Lauderdale are under the impression that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no additional work required.

Have Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale can help. Call our pros at 561-440-8535 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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