What To Know About Replacing Windows and Shutters

Stefano Diotaiuti

You know what to expect when you install plantation shutters in your Nashville home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, 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 should 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 getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes you can! It’s very rare that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to detach from the window frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Nashville living room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows could interfere with your plantation 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 different frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

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 thinking about getting a new window just because you want more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is a better window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood plantation shutters can improve your temperature control better than almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, with half the hassle.

Classic shutters in Nashville nook 

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

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Nashville believe that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, opening mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that work seamlessly in tandem with your current setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no additional work required.

Any More Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Nashville is here to help. Call our team at 615-236-8530 today or fill out our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.