There are several reasons that Kingsport homeowners install plantation shutters. Their classy looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the benefits of choosing shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home remodel project, you might want to keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is a question we field often during a consultation.
Because every Kingsport home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers a direct quote without asking about your individual needs and wants, you might not be getting what you want.
If you know the variables that may affect the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a decent approximation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those variables.
What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the cost can fluctuate according to your home’s specific needs. Here are the major details that can affect the price of your shutters.
The Material Your Shutters Are Made From
Our four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our newly launched Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted lumber.
Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, because they’re designed specifically to be the best combination of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly choice, since they’re 100% made in America, eliminating costs from amassing and shipping natural material.
The Shape and Size of Your Windows
For the most part, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so naturally bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the general measurements of your windows may help you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get an exact measure for you during your free window design consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the total cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, since they take more time and work to match the exact size and unique geometry of the window. Specialty windows might also require added work from the installer based on your pre-existing window frame.
There exist a couple of other factors that may impact your shutter cost such as frame style, your preferred finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there is such a large number of qualities that can impact the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth The Investment
When compared to different window coverings homeowners can choose in Kingsport, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous perks that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably attractive.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window coverings can’t even approach that level of protection. That results in money saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year.
Resilience - What would you say is the average lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A couple of, maybe longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Every time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken out of your life. But when you install plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window covering that will last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it.
Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. So, 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 chosen because they just look great. No other window treatment offers the same timeless aesthetic or the distinct look and simple elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Kingsport is here to help. Our window experts can come to your home, walk you through all your options and give you an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To get started, set up a free window design consultation by calling 276-685-5343 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your budget and your home.