Approximating Plantation Shutter Costs in Cleveland11/21/2016Nate Gromen There are several reasons that Cleveland homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their classic looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all perks of choosing 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 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 good estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at some of those variables. What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices? Since all of our plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the price can fluctuate according to your unique needs. Here are some of the variables that can affect the cost of your shutters. The Shutter Material Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from recycled lumber. Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, because they’re 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 associated with amassing and shipping natural material. The Size & Shape of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the general height and length of your windows may 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. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the total cost compared to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking 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 may influence your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there is such a large number of items that can drive the total 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 can give you, 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’s 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 value 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 great. No other window covering can compare to classic aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland can help. Our trained professionals 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 perfect solution for both your home and your budget.