What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Danielle Micich

You know what to expect when you install plantation shutters in your Fort Lauderdale home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What do you do about 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 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 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’s always the possibility of 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 coexist 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 broken or is starting to crack, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re in the market for a new 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.

White shutters in Fort Lauderdale corner 

In addition, an investment in shutters is a more valuable 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 Fort Lauderdale homeowners are under the impression that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can install shutters. 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 needed.

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 experts 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.