There are several reasons that Phoenix homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their classic looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all perks of choosing shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home design project, you want to be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we usually hear during a conversation.
Because every Phoenix home is one of a kind 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 awindow treatment company gives a direct quote without inquiring about your individual needs and wants, you may not end up with what you were looking for.
If you’re aware of the variables that can have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can get a ballpark estimate of your project cost. Let’s examine them.
What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs?
Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your home, the cost will fluctuate based on your individual needs. Here are some of the factors that can influence the price of your shutters.
The Shutter Material
Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood.
Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective choice, since they’re 100% made in America, eliminating costs associated with amassing and transporting natural material.
The Size & Shape of Your Windows
In general, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the basic dimensions of your windows might help you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our crew will get an exact measurement for you during your free in-home consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows may also add to the price compared to typical square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to fit the exact dimensions and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also need added installation work depending on your existing frame and wall.
There are also a few other variables that may influence your shutter cost: the style of your frame, the shutter finish you want, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of items that can drive the price that asking “what do shutters cost?” is doing yourself an injustice by not giving you the full picture.
Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth Investing In
When put side by side with different window coverings available in Phoenix, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous perks that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably attractive.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top-notch insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically are able to block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, whereas other window treatments can’t even come near that level of protection. That means dollars saved on your home utility bills throughout the year.
Lastingness - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A couple of, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Every time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money out of your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. But when you go with plantation shutters on your windows, 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 brand-new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.
Appearance - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window covering can compare to classic aesthetic or the unique look and simple elegance as shutters.
If you’re wanting to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is ready to help. Our design pros will visit you at your home, walk you through all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To start, set up a free design consultation by calling 480-485-7743 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the perfect solution for both your home and your budget.