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The Detroit Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you put plantation shutters in your Detroit home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a cozier 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 shutters and replacing your windows.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the most commonly asked question 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.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows might not work with your existing shutters, for example 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 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 broken or is starting to crack, 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 upgrade how your windows look, but with much less hassle.

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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 believe that you have to replace your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, opening mechanism, 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 Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.
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