The Kingsport Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters08/21/2017Jacob Hayes You know what you’re in for when you install 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 do you do about 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. There might be a rare case where your new windows could interfere with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our expert 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 that’s the case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. An effective insulator 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. 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 certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current 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 required. 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 experts at 276-378-7422 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.