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The Honolulu Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what to expect when you install plantation shutters in your Honolulu home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if something unexpected happens, like if you need to replace your window? What do you do about your shutters? 

Fortunately, we can help. This is everything you should know about shutters and replacing your windows.

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 having to replace your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s fairly rare that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Honolulu bedroom 

There’s always the possibility of the odd case where your replacement windows could interfere with your existing shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilting 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 come up with a solution to work with the new windows, whether it’s a different frame or changing how your shutters are mounted.

If You Have The Right Shutters, You May Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is cracked or beginning to break, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re trying to replace your window just because you need more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If that’s the case, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. A great insulating window treatment like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can upgrade the look of your windows, but with much less hassle.

Classic shutters in Honolulu bay window 

In addition, installing 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 Needed to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in Honolulu think that you need to replace your windows, frame, or trim in order to install shutters. That’s certainly not the case. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, way of opening, or tilt a certain way, we can build a set of shutters that operate perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a unique mount that accentuates your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for an opening crank, there’s no extra work required.

Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions on replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu is here to help. Call our experts at 808-797-2004 today or fill out our contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.
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