There are many reasons why Gainesville homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their gorgeous 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 might want to keep final costs in mind. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we get a lot during a consultation.
Since every Gainesville home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid answer to that question if a project isn’t fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company gives an upfront price without inquiring about your individual needs and wants, you might not end up with what you were looking for.
If you know the factors that may impact the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at some of those variables.
What Affects Plantation Shutter Prices?
Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the price will differ based on your home’s specific needs. Below are the major variables that can impact the cost of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed lumber.
Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, since they’re designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% American-made, eliminating costs of gathering and shipping natural lumber.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
Generally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general height and length of your windows may help you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as 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 price compared to standard rectangular or square windows, since they take more time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for added work from the installer depending on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There exist a number of other variables that may impact your shutter price: the style of your frame, the finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The lesson here is that there are so many variables that can impact the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth Investing In
Relative to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Gainesville, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of all heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approach that level of protection. That results in money 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? Two years, perhaps more, if you’re very lucky. Each time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your pocket and more time taken out of your life. But when you install plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it.
Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the perks of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful tile floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.
Aesthetics - Maybe more than any reason listed above, people choose shutters because they just look fantastic. No other window covering comes close to offering the same timeless aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is here to help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, show you all your options and give you an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To begin, set up a free design consultation by calling 813-602-5966 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the best solution for both your budget and your home.