Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Destin11/21/2016Eric Ramsey 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 perks 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 solid answer to that question before the project is 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 get a ballpark approximation of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at them. What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs? Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the cost can fluctuate based on your unique needs. These are a few 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 constructed from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from converted wood. Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, because the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since they’re 100% American-made, eliminating costs of gathering and shipping natural material. The Measurements of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the general measurements of your windows may let you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team 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, due to those windows taking 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 point is that there are so many qualities that can influence the total that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself an injustice by hiding the full picture. Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth Investing In When compared to some other window treatments you can get 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 offer, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of all heat movement through your windows, whereas other window treatments can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year. Longevity - What do you think is 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 out of your life. When you choose plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re choosing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like natural 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 fantastic. No other window treatment offers the same classic aesthetic or the particular look and simple elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready 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, explain all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To get started, 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.