The San Jose Homeowner’s Guide To Shutters and Replacing Windows

Curtis Orton

You know what to expect when you get plantation shutters in your San Jose home: beautiful style, fantastic light control, and effective insulation for a cozier home. But what happens 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 what you need to know about what replacing a window means for your shutters.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Possibly the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without having to replace your shutters. The answer in nearly all cases is yes! It’s pretty rare that a set of plantation shutters will interfere with replacing a window, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the bracket affixed to the frame and can be reinstalled after the work is done.

Shutter install in San Jose family room 

There may be a rare case where your new windows might not work with your custom shutters, for example if you’re putting in tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you should still be able to keep your shutters– our shutter installers may be able to find 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 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 better insulation, or a better looking window?

If it’s the latter, what you might actually need is an effective window treatment. An effective insulator like Polywood faux wood shutters can offer you better control over your home temperature than installing a double-pane window. With something like shutters, you can completely change the look of your windows, with a lot less hassle.

White shutters in San Jose bedroom 

In addition, plantation shutters are a more profitable investment in your home, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

There’s No Extra Work Needed to Put In Shutters

Some homeowners in San Jose believe that you need to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s certainly not true. Even if your windows have an unorthodox 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 pairs with your window trim, to a custom build that makes room for a window lever, there’s no additional work required.

Have Any Other Questions On Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have more questions about replacing your shuttered windows, or need to install shutters on a replacement window, Sunburst Shutters San Jose can help. Call our team at 408-831-3373 today or fill out the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Shutter FAQs for more info.