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The Tampa Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your Tampa home: appealing looks, discrete light control, and effective insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if something unexpected happens, like if you need to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you should 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 nearly all cases is a resounding yes! It’s fairly uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

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There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows might interfere with your plantation shutters, like if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our expert installers may be able to 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 Might Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, that makes sense. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you need more effective insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is a higher quality 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 something like shutters, you can revamp how your windows look, but with much less hassle.

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Moreover, plantation shutters are a more valuable home investment, since they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Tampa believe that you have to swap out 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 build a set of shutters that operate perfectly in tandem with your existing setup. From a unique mount that complements your window trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no additional work needed.

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 Tampa is here to help. Call our pros at 813-580-7288 today or use our contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.