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The Kingsport Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you put plantation shutters in your Kingsport home: fashionable looks, discrete light control, and protective insulation for a comfier home. But what if disaster strikes, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the most commonly asked question about shutters and replacing windows is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes you can! It’s fairly rare that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Kingsport bedroom 

There might be a rare case where your new windows could interfere with your existing shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to find a solution to coexist with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

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

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need better insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can revamp how your windows look, with half the hassle.

White shutters in Kingsport bay window 

Not to mention, an investment in shutters is a more valuable home investment, since they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Kingsport think that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your existing setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no extra work needed.

Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Kingsport can help. Call our pros at 276-685-5343 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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