There are several reasons why Cincinnati homeowners install plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all benefits of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home addition, you want to be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we usually hear during a conversation.
Since each Cincinnati home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a definite answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without inquiring about your specific needs, you might not end up with what you were looking for.
If you know the variables that can have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can get a decent estimation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those variables.
What Impacts Plantation Shutter Prices?
Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the price can vary depending on your home’s specific needs. Here are some of the factors that can influence the cost of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from recycled wood.
Of these, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, as they’re designed specifically to be the best combination of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in America, erasing costs of gathering and shipping natural lumber.
The Measurements of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so it follows that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows may help you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our project manager will get an exact measure for you during your free in-home consultation.
Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows might also add to the total cost compared to typical rectangular or square windows, since they take extra time and work to fit the exact dimensions and angles of your window. Specialty windows might also call for extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There exist a number of other variables that may influence your shutter price: frame style, your preferred finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there are so many factors that can drive the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” is doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Perks Worth The Investment
Compared to some other window treatments available in Cincinnati, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. But when you consider the numerous perks that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment is incredibly reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters specifically are able to block nearly half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window coverings can’t even approach that level of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home heating and A/C bills throughout the year.
Resilience - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Every time you replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your pocket and more time taken out of your life. When you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you can be sure that you’re going with a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the value of plantation shutters. So, just like beautiful hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.
Appearance - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look great. No other window covering offers the same ageless aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here to help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, show you all your choices and give you an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs.
To begin, set up a free design consultation by calling 513-216-9740 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your budget and your home.