Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Cincinnati11/21/2016Lisa Renee Nieberding There are several reasons that 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 consult. 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 if a project isn’t fully appraised, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without asking about your specific needs, you might not get the right product. 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 final cost. Let’s take a look at those variables. What Affects Plantation Shutter Prices? Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your house, the price can vary depending on your home’s specific needs. Below are a few factors that can influence the cost of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed 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, eliminating costs of gathering and shipping natural hardwood materials. The Shape and Size of Your Windows For the most part, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so naturally bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic height and length of your windows might 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 need extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame. There exist a number of other variables that may impact your shutter price: frame style, your preferred finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there are so many factors that can drive the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages 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 advantages 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 come near that level of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home utility bills throughout the year. Lastingness - 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 brand-new appliances or beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value. Appearance - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look fantastic. No other window covering offers the same classic aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here to help. Our trained professionals can visit you at your home, show you all your choices and give you an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account. 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.