There are many reasons why St. George homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home addition, you should keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is a question we field often during a consult.
Because each St. George home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if a shutter company gives an upfront quote without asking about your specific needs, you might not be getting what you want.
If you’re aware of the variables that might have an effect on 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 Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your house, the price will fluctuate according to your home’s specific needs. Here are a few details that can affect the cost of your shutters.
The Material Your Shutters Are Made From
Our four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of 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, since the shutters are designed specifically to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% American-made, erasing costs associated with gathering and transporting natural lumber.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. 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 complimentary home consultation.
Uniquely-shaped or specialty 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 lesson here is that there are so many variables that can influence the total 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 you can get 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 top of the line energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window coverings can’t even approach that level of insulation. That means cash saved on your home utility bills throughout the year.
Resilience - What do you think is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, perhaps more, if you’re very lucky. Each time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken from you schedule. But when you install plantation shutters, 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’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful hardwood floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value.
Looks - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment offers the same classic aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters.
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.