The Phoenix Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters
You know what you can expect when you get plantation shutters in your Phoenix home: appealing looks, discrete light control, and great insulation for a comfier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters?
Luckily, we’re here to 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 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! It’s pretty rare that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.
There might be the odd case where your new windows might interfere with your plantation shutters, such as if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our installers may be able to devise a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or swapping how your shutters are mounted.
If You Have The Right Shutters, You May 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 trying to replace your 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 almost any double-pane window. With shutters, you can completely change how your windows look, with half the hassle.
Not to mention, an investment in shutters is a more worthwhile investment in your home, because they are both an architectural feature and an aesthetic addition.
You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Install Shutters
Some Phoenix homeowners are under the impression that you have to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can install shutters. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have a unique shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that operate seamlessly together with your window setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no extra work needed.