There are many reasons why Destin homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their classic looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are just some of the benefits of picking shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home improvement project, you might want to be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we get a lot during a consult.
Because every Destin home is unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company tells you an upfront quote without asking about your specific needs and wants, you may not be getting what you want.
If you know the variables that may affect the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at them.
What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs?
Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the cost can fluctuate depending on your individual needs. These are some of the details that can impact the cost of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted wood.
Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, since they’re designed especially to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since they’re 100% American-made, eliminating costs of amassing and shipping natural material.
The Measurements of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the general measurements of your windows may let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our crew will get a precise measurement for you during your free window design consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the cost relative to typical square or rectangular windows, since they take more time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for extra installation work based on your existing window frame.
There exist a number of other factors that might affect your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there are so many factors that can influence the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” is doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth Investing In
When compared to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Destin, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular can block up to half of all heat movement through your windows, whereas other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year.
Longevity - What’s the average lifespan for shades or blinds? Two years, maybe more, if you’re lucky. Every time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your wallet and extra time taken from you schedule. When you choose plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re choosing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value.
Appearance - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window treatment offers the same classic aesthetic or the particular look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Destin is ready to help. Our design pros will visit you at your home, walk you through all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To start, set up a free design consultation by calling 850-203-0419 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your home and your budget.