There’s a lot of reasons why Charlotte homeowners install plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are all perks of choosing shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home addition, you should be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a consult.
Because each Charlotte home is unique and there are so many 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 offers a direct price without inquiring 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 approximation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at those factors.
What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?
Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the cost can differ based on your home’s unique needs. Below are the major details that can affect the price of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of 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 made from recycled lumber.
Of our shutters, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in America, removing costs of amassing and transporting natural lumber.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
For the most part, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows can let you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our team 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 need extra installation work based on your pre-existing frame and wall.
There exist a number of other variables that might influence your shutter price such as the style of your frame, the finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there are so many items that can impact the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment
Compared to different window treatments you can get 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 can give you, the investment is incredibly attractive.
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 transfer from your windows, where other window coverings can’t even approach that level of insulation. That means cash saved on your home heating and A/C 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 very lucky. 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 brand-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 classic aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte wants to help. Our trained professionals can visit you at your home, explain all your choices and give you an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs.
To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 980-231-1116 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your budget and your home.