There are many reasons why Sacramento homeowners install plantation shutters. Their classy looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all benefits of going with shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home addition, you should be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is one of the questions we get a lot during a consult.
Because each Sacramento home is individual and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a definite answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully assessed, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without knowing your specific needs, you might not be getting what you want.
If you’re aware of the variables that can affect the price of your shutter project, you can come to a ballpark approximation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those variables.
What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Prices?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will fluctuate according to your home’s specific needs. These are the major factors that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.
The Material Your Shutters Are Made From
Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood.
Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, since they are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% American-made, erasing costs from gathering and transporting natural lumber.
The Shape and Size of Your Windows
For the most part, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so that bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general measurements of your windows might let you generate an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our crew will get an exact measure for you during your complimentary home consultation.
Windows with unique shapes can also add to the price compared to typical square or rectangular windows, because they take more time and work to match the exact specifications and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows might also call for added work from the installer based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a number of other factors that might influence your shutter cost such as frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of qualities that can affect the total that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself a disservice by hiding the full picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Perks Worth Investing In
Relative to different window coverings you can get in Sacramento, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. But when you think about the numerous perks that only plantation shutters offer, 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 in particular can block nearly half of the heat movement through your windows, while other window coverings can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That results in dollars saved on your home HVAC bills over time.
Lastingness - What’s the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Every time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money out of your pocket and more time taken from your weekend. When you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re installing a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. So, just like sparkling new appliances or natural tile floors, plantation shutters can boost home resale value.
Appearance - Maybe more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment comes close to offering the same timeless aesthetic or the particular look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is here to help. Our window experts will visit you at your home, walk you through all your options and offer an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account.
To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 916-250-0758 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your budget and your home.