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The Indianapolis Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you install plantation shutters in your Indianapolis home: beautiful style, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a comfier home. But what if something unexpected happens, resulting in you needing to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. Here’s what you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the most common question asked 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 in those cases the shutters easily detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the replacement is done.

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There might be the odd case where your new windows could not work with your existing shutters, for instance if you’re putting in tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you may still be able to keep your shutters. Our installers may be able to come up with a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Have To Replace Your 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 thinking about getting a new window just because you want better insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, 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 installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, with half the hassle.

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In addition, an investment in shutters is a more profitable investment in your home, because they add benefits to your home’s form and function.

There’s No Extra Work Required to Install Shutters

Some Indianapolis homeowners think that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can design shutters that work perfectly together with your existing setup. From a custom mount that accentuates your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window crank, there’s no additional work required.

Any More Questions On Shutters and Replacing Windows?

If you have more questions on replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is here to help. Call our pros at 317-558-9066 today or fill out the contact form below to reach out with any concerns you have. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Shutter Questions for more info.
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