Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Gainesville11/21/2016Eric Ramsey There’s a lot of reasons why Gainesville homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all perks of choosing shutters for your windows. But when 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, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company gives an upfront price without inquiring about your specific needs and wants, you may not get the right product.If you know the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your project cost. Let’s examine some of those variables.What Affects Plantation Shutter Prices?Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the price will fluctuate based on your home’s specific needs. Below are the major details that can impact the cost of your shutters.The Material Of Your Plantation ShuttersOur four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled lumber.Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% American-made, erasing costs of amassing and shipping natural lumber.The Dimensions of Your WindowsGenerally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the basic height and length of your windows may help you come up with 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 cost 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 couple of other variables that may influence your shutter price: the style of your frame, the finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there are so many variables that can impact the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by hiding the full picture.Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth Investing InRelative 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 specifically are able to block up to half of all heat movement through your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approach that level of protection. That results in money saved on your home utility 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 have 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 go with plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the perks of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like sparkling new appliances or beautiful tile floors, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.Looks - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look fantastic. No other window covering can compare to timeless aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters.Let's TalkIf you’re looking to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is here to help. Our window experts can come to your home, show you all your options and offer an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.To begin, set up a free window design consultation by calling 813-602-5966 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.