There are many reasons that Clearwater homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, best in class energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are just some of the perks of going with shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home design project, you should keep final costs in mind. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we usually hear during a consultation.
Since each Clearwater home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a concrete answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without asking about your specific needs, you might not be getting what you want.
If you know the variables that might have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a decent estimate of your final cost. Let’s take a look at them.
What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your home, the price can vary according to your home’s specific needs. These are some of the variables that can influence the price of your shutters.
The Shutter Material
Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed wood.
Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, since the shutters are designed especially to be the best marriage of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in America, eliminating costs associated with amassing and shipping natural material.
The Size & Shape of Your Windows
Generally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the approximate 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 an exact measure for you during your free window design consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows might also add to the price compared to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to fit the exact size and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows may also require added installation work based on the quality of your existing frame and wall.
There are also a few other factors that might impact your shutter cost: frame style, the finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of variables that can impact the cost that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself an injustice by hiding the full picture.
Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment
When put side by side with some other window coverings you can get in Clearwater, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you think about the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters offer, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window coverings can’t even approach that level of protection. That results in dollars saved on your home HVAC bills over time.
Lastingness - What’s the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, maybe more, if you’re fortunate. Each time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money out of your pocket and extra time taken from your weekend. When you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re going with a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the value of plantation shutters. So, just like beautiful hardwood floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value.
Looks - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window covering can compare to classic aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.
If you’re wanting to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Clearwater wants to help. Our design pros will come to your home, explain all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To get started, schedule a free design consultation by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your home and your budget.