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The Las Vegas Homeowners Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

August 21, 2017

You know what you can expect when you install plantation shutters in your Las Vegas home: amazing style, fantastic light control, and protective insulation for a comfier home. But what if something unexpected happens, and you need to replace your window? What should you do with your shutters? 

Luckily, we can help. This is what you need to know about how shutters and window replacements interact.

You don’t need to replace your shutters when you replace your window

Maybe the question we’re asked the most about shutters and replacing windows is if you can replace your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes! It’s very uncommon that your shutters will interfere with replacing a window pane, and even in those rare instances they’re easy to detach from the window frame and reattach after the work is done.

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There might be a rare case where your new windows might interfere with your custom shutters, for instance if you’re installing tilting windows or casement windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters. Our shutter installers can devise a solution to accomodate the new windows, whether it’s a new frame or changing the mount on your shutters.

With The Right Shutters, You May Not Need Replacement Windows

Why are you replacing your windows? If your window is starting to show signs of cracking, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re in the market for a new window just because you need more effective insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is a better window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can improve your temperature control better than installing a double-pane window. With shutters, you can revamp how your windows look, with a lot less hassle.

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Moreover, an investment in 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 homeowners in Las Vegas think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim in order to have shutters put in. That’s absolutely not the case. Even if your windows have an unorthodox shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, Sunburst can build a set of shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your existing setup. From a unique mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no extra work necessary.

Any More Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or want to put in shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas can help. Call our pros at 702-850-6619 today or use our 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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