The Oklahoma City Guide To Replacing Windows and Shutters

Tyler Jorgensen

You know what you can expect when you install plantation shutters in your Oklahoma City home: beautiful style, discrete light control, and great insulation for a more comfortable home. But what if disaster strikes, and you need to replace your window? What needs to happen with your shutters? 

Fortunately, we’re here to help. This is everything you need to know about shutters and replacing your windows.

You can replace windows without replacing your shutters

Maybe the question we’re asked the most about window replacements is if you can swap your windows without getting rid of your shutters. The answer in almost every case is yes! It’s pretty uncommon that your shutters will get in the way of replacing a window pane, and in those cases they’re easy to detach from the window frame and reattach after the replacement is done.

Shutter install in Oklahoma City bedroom 

There might be the odd case where your new windows might not work with your existing shutters, like if you’re installing tilting windows or crank handle windows. If that’s the case, you can still keep your shutters– our installers may be able to devise a solution to accomodate 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 broken or is starting to crack, you should definitely replace it. But what if you’re thinking about getting a new window just because you need more effective insulation, or for better looks?

If it’s the latter, what you might really be in the market for is a better window treatment. A window treatment designed for energy efficiency 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, but with much less hassle.

White shutters in Oklahoma City bay window 

Moreover, plantation shutters are a more valuable home investment, because they are an architectural feature that add real appraisal value to your entire home.

You Don’t Need To Do Anything to Put In Shutters

Some Oklahoma City homeowners think that you have to take out your windows, frame, or trim before you can have shutters put in. That’s definitely not true. Even if your windows have an unusual shape, operating mechanism, or tilt a certain way, we can design shutters that work perfectly in tandem with your current setup. From a custom mount that pairs with your existing trim, to a custom placement that makes room for a window crank, there’s no additional work required.

Have Any Other Questions About Window Replacements and Shutters?

If you have any questions about replacing a window that has shutters on it, or want to install shutters on a new window, Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City can help. Call our experts at 405-300-4664 today or fill out the contact form below to get your questions answered. And be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Shutters for more info.