The Hartford Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters
You know what you can expect when you install plantation shutters in your Hartford home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and great insulation for a cozier home. But what if disaster strikes, like if you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters?
Luckily, we can help. This is what 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 window replacements is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes you can! It’s pretty uncommon 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 reattach after the replacement is done.
There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your new windows could not work with your plantation 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 shutter installers may be able to come up with 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 Need Replacement Windows
Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, that makes sense. But what if you’re trying to replace your window just because you need more effective insulation, or a better looking window?
If that’s the reason, what you might really be in the market for is an effective window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade how your windows look, with half the hassle.
Moreover, an investment in shutters is a more valuable investment in your home, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.
There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters
Some homeowners in Hartford are under the impression that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to put in shutters. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that operate perfectly together with your existing setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window crank, there’s no extra work necessary.