There’s a lot of reasons that Boise homeowners choose interior plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are all benefits of going with shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you want to keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is a question we field often during a consult.
Because every Boise home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully appraised, and if a shutter company gives an upfront quote without knowing your individual needs, you may not end up with what you were looking for.
If you’re aware of the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a good estimate of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those factors.
What Affects Plantation Shutter Prices?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the price can differ depending on your unique needs. These are some of the variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.
The Material Your Shutters Are Made From
Our four types of plantation shutters are all made from different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted wood.
Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, as they’re designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since Polywood is 100% American-made, removing costs from gathering and shipping natural lumber.
The Measurements of Your Windows
In general, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so that bigger window shutters will have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general measurements of your windows can help you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our project manager will get an exact measure for you during your complimentary home consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows may also add to the price relative to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to match the exact size and angles of your window. Specialty windows might also call for extra work from the installer based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a couple of other variables that might affect your shutter price such as frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there is such a large number of factors that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth The Investment
When put side by side with different window coverings homeowners can choose in Boise, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. But when you consider the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment becomes remarkably attractive.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically are able to block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, where other window treatments can’t even come near that degree of protection. That means money saved on your home utility bills over time.
Resilience - What do you think is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? Two years, maybe more, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money out of your wallet and more time taken from you schedule. When you choose plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re choosing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like natural tile floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.
Looks - Maybe more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look great. No other window covering comes close to offering the same timeless aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions wants to help. Our design pros can come to your home, walk you through all your choices and offer an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account.
To begin, set up a free window design consultation by calling 208-609-9129 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your budget and your home.