Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Sacramento11/21/2016Curtis Orton There are many reasons why Sacramento homeowners install plantation shutters. Their classy looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and effective light control are all benefits of choosing 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 a question we get a lot during a conversation.Because each Sacramento home is unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully assessed, and if a shutter company tells you 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 estimation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at some of those factors.What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will differ according to your home’s specific needs. These are the major factors that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.The Shutter MaterialOur four varieties of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood.Among these, 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 Polywood is 100% American-made, eliminating costs from gathering and transporting natural hardwood materials.The Measurements of Your WindowsTypically, 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 basic measurements of your windows may 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 free in-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 size 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 impact your shutter cost such as frame style, the shutter finish you want, or extra details like hidden tilt rods. The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of factors that can affect the price that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture.Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages Worth Investing InRelative to different window coverings homeowners can choose in Sacramento, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. But when you bear in mind the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters offer, 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 nearly half of the heat movement through your windows, while other window coverings can’t even come near that degree of protection. That results in dollars saved on your home HVAC bills over time.Resilience - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A few years, maybe more, if you’re fortunate. 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. But when you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re installing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they’re aware of the benefits of plantation shutters. So, just like brand-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 simple elegance as shutters.Let's TalkIf you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is here to help. Our trained professionals will visit you at your home, explain all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account.To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 925-309-5969 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your budget and your home.