Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in St. George11/21/2016Kasey Udy There are many reasons why St. George homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home addition, you should keep final costs in mind. “What do shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a consult. Because each St. George home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if a shutter company gives an upfront quote without inquiring about your specific needs, you might not be getting what you want. If you’re aware of the variables that might impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a ballpark estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s examine some of those factors. What Impacts Plantation Shutter Costs? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the price will differ according to your home’s specific needs. Below are some of the variables that can affect the cost of your shutters. The Material Your Shutters Are Made From Our four styles of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from converted lumber. Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, because they’re designed specifically to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in the USA, eliminating costs of amassing and transporting natural lumber. The Dimensions of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows may help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our crew will get an exact measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the total cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to fit the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also require added work from the installer depending on your pre-existing window frame. There are also a few other factors that can affect your shutter price: frame style, the shutter finish you want, or extra options like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there are so many variables that can impact the price that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself an injustice by not giving you the full picture. Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment Compared to different window coverings homeowners can choose in St. George, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. Though if you think about the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters in particular can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window coverings can’t even come near that level of insulation. That means money saved on your home utility bills throughout the year. Lastingness - What’s the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, perhaps more, if you’re fortunate. Each time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken out of your life. But when you go with plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look great. No other window treatment offers the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re wanting to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters St. George is here to help. Our design pros will visit you at your home, show you all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate of the job that incorporates all of your needs. To begin, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 435-485-9332 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the best solution for both your home and your budget.