Approximating Plantation Shutter Costs in Orlando11/21/2016Todd Hansen There are several reasons why Orlando homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all perks of picking shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you might want to be aware of final costs. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a consultation. Because each Orlando home is one of a kind and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company gives a direct price without inquiring about your specific needs and wants, you may not end up with what you were looking for. If you know the variables that can have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a good approximation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at some of those factors. What Influences Plantation Shutter Costs? Because all of our plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your house, the cost can fluctuate according to your home’s individual needs. Here are some of the factors that can have an effect on the cost of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four types of plantation shutters are all made from different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled lumber. Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, since they are designed especially to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% made in the USA, erasing costs of amassing and transporting natural hardwood materials. The Shape and Size 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 those on small windows. Knowing the general height and length of your windows might help you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our team will get an exact measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation. Windows with unique shapes might also add to the total cost compared to typical square or rectangular windows, because they take more time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows may also need extra work from the installer based on your existing frame and wall. There exist a couple of other factors that might impact your shutter cost such as frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of variables that can drive the total that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by hiding the full picture. Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth Investing In When compared to different window treatments available in Orlando, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous perks that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably attractive. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters in particular are able to block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approximate that degree of protection. That results in dollars saved on your home HVAC bills over time. Resilience - What do you think is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, maybe longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Every time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money out of your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. When you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you can be sure that you’re going with a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like stunning new appliances or gorgeous tile floors, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Looks - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen 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. Let's Talk If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Orlando wants to help. Our window experts will visit you at your home, explain all your options and offer an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs. To start, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 407-630-7011 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your home and your budget.