There are several reasons that Cleveland homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their classic looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all perks of going with shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you should be aware of final costs. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a consult.
Because every Cleveland home is one of a kind and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a concrete answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company gives a direct quote without knowing your specific needs, you might not end up with what you were looking for.
If you’re aware of the variables that might affect the price of your shutter project, you can come to a good estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at some of them.
What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?
Since all of our plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the price can differ according to your individual needs. Below are some of the details that can influence the cost of your shutters.
The Shutter Material
Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed lumber.
Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, since the shutters are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since Polywood is 100% American-made, erasing costs of gathering and shipping natural material.
The Size & Shape of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic height and length of your windows might let you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our crew 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 typical square or rectangular windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also need extra installation work depending on your pre-existing frame and wall.
There exist a number of other factors that might impact your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there is such a large number of items that can drive the price that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself an injustice by not giving you the full picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Perks Worth Investing In
Relative to some other window coverings you can get in Cleveland, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you consider the numerous perks that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own can block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, whereas other window coverings can’t even approximate that level of insulation. That results in cash saved on your home HVAC bills over time.
Longevity - What do you think is the average lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? Two years, perhaps longer, if you’re lucky. Every time you replace a cheap window treatment is more money shelled out from your wallet and extra time taken from you schedule. But when you go with plantation shutters, you know that you’re putting in a window covering that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.
Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. So, just like stunning new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.
Aesthetics - Maybe more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look fantastic. No other window covering can compare to ageless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland can help. Our window experts will come to your home, show you all your options and give you an accurate estimate of the job that takes all your needs into account.
To begin, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 440-561-6787 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the best solution for both your home and your budget.