Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Charlotte11/21/2016Neil Blackwelder There are many reasons why Charlotte homeowners install plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, best in class energy efficiency, and effective light control are all perks of going with shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home addition, you should be aware of final costs. “What do shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a conversation. Because each Charlotte home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company offers a direct price without asking about your individual needs, you might not get the right product. If you’re aware of the variables that might affect the price of your shutter project, you can come to a ballpark estimation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those factors. What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Prices? Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your house, the cost can differ based on your home’s individual needs. Below are the major details that can influence the price of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four styles of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from recycled lumber. Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, since they’re designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in America, removing costs of gathering and transporting natural hardwood materials. The Dimensions of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate height and length of your windows can let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our crew will get a precise measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Windows with unique shapes may also add to the cost compared to typical rectangular or square windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also call for extra installation work based on your pre-existing frame and wall. There exist a number of other variables that might impact your shutter price such as the style of your frame, the finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there are so many items that can influence the price that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment Compared to different window treatments homeowners can choose in Charlotte, 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 is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters 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, where other window coverings can’t even come near that level of insulation. That means money saved on your home utility bills throughout the year. Lastingness - What’s the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? Two years, maybe more, if you’re fortunate. Each time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is more money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken out of your life. But when you choose plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they’re aware of the perks of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like gorgeous hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Appearance - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look great. No other window treatment offers the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte can help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, explain all your choices and offer an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account. To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 980-292-3933 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your budget and your home.