The Hartford Homeowner’s Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

Holly Perron

You know what you can expect when you install plantation shutters in your Hartford home: fashionable looks, fantastic light control, and effective 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, Sunburst Shutters Hartford can 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

Possibly the most common question asked 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! 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 Hartford family room 

There may be a rare case where your new windows could interfere with your custom shutters, like if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can devise a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Need Replacement Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, that’s understandable. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you need more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is a higher quality window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can update the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

Plantation shutters in Hartford bay window 

In addition, plantation shutters are 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 Install Shutters

Some homeowners in Hartford believe that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can put in shutters. That’s absolutely not true. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that operate seamlessly in tandem with your existing setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no additional work required.

Have Any Other Questions About Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have any questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to put in shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Hartford can help. Call our experts at 860-266-5459 today or use the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.