The San Diego Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

Tyson Williams

You know what you’re in for when you install plantation shutters in your San Diego home: amazing style, discrete light control, and protective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens if something unexpected happens, making you have to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to 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 question we’re asked the most about shutters and replacing windows 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 fairly uncommon that a set of plantation shutters will get in the way of replacing a window, and in those cases the shutters easily detach from the window frame and reattach after the work is done.

Shutter install in San Diego living room 

There’s always the possibility of a rare case where your replacement windows could not work with your existing shutters, like if you’re installing tilt-in sash windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our shutter installers can find a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You Might Not Have To Replace Your Windows

Why do you want to replace your window? If your window is broken or is starting to crack, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you need better insulation, or a better looking window?

If that’s the reason, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency like Polywood plantation shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

White shutters in San Diego corner 

Moreover, installing shutters is a more profitable investment in your home, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

You Don’t Need Any Extra Work to Put In Shutters

Some San Diego homeowners think that you need to swap out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters installed. That’s absolutely not the case. 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 together with your current setup. From a custom mount that complements your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for an opening lever, there’s no additional work necessary.

Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or need to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters San Diego is here to help. Call our experts at 760-405-8887 today or use the contact form below to get in touch. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.