Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Houston11/21/2016Cory Cryer There’s a lot of reasons that Houston homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are just some of the perks of going with shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home addition, you might want to keep final costs in mind. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation. Because each Houston home is one of a kind and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a definite answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company offers an upfront price without asking about your individual needs and wants, you may not get the right product. If you’re aware of the factors that can affect the price of your shutter project, you can get a ballpark approximation of your shutter cost. Let’s examine them. What Impacts Plantation Shutter Prices? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your house, the cost will fluctuate based on your specific needs. Here are some of the details that can influence the price of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four types of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood. Of our shutters, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, as they are designed especially 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 harvesting and shipping natural lumber. The Dimensions of Your Windows In general, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the approximate height and length of your windows may help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get an exact measure for you during your complimentary home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows may also add to the total cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to fit the exact size and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows might also require extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing frame and wall. There exist a couple of other factors that may affect your shutter price: frame style, your preferred finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there is such a large number of factors that can influence the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” is doing you an injustice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth Investing In Compared to different window treatments you can get in Houston, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. But when you think about the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically are able to block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, whereas other window treatments can’t even come near that level of protection. That results in money saved on your home heating and A/C bills throughout the year. Resilience - What would you say is the average lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A couple of, perhaps more, if you’re fortunate. Every time you replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your wallet and more time taken from you schedule. But when you install plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like stunning new appliances or gorgeous tile floors, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value. Looks - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window treatment comes close to offering the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re wanting to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Houston is ready to help. Our window experts will come to your home, show you all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To begin, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 713-853-9629 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your budget and your home.