The Detroit Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

Steve Hill

You know what you’re in for when you install plantation shutters in your Detroit home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if something unexpected happens, like if you need to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

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

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s fairly uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the work is done.

Shutter install in Detroit living room 

There may be the odd case where your replacement windows might not work with your existing shutters, such as if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our expert installers can find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.

If You Have The Right Shutters, You May Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? 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 for better looks?

If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is an effective window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can update how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

Classic shutters in Detroit nook 

Moreover, an investment in shutters is a more valuable investment in your home, because they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

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

Some Detroit homeowners think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that operate perfectly together with your window setup. From a custom mount that complements your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no extra work necessary.

Have Any Other Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Detroit can help. Call our team at 248-429-9294 today or use the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.