There’s a lot of reasons that Salt Lake City homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all among the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home addition, you may want to be aware of final costs. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we get a lot during a consult.
Because every Salt Lake City home is unique and there are so many 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 awindow treatment company tells you a direct price without asking about your individual needs, you might not be getting what you want.
If you know the variables that may affect the price of your shutter project, you can get a good estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s examine those variables.
What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?
Since all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will differ based on your home’s specific needs. Here are some of the variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.
The Shutter Material
Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood.
Of these, Studio shutters are usually the most cost-effective, since the shutters are designed specifically to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since they’re 100% made in the USA, eliminating costs from amassing and transporting natural hardwood materials.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that bigger 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 come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our team will get an exact measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation.
Windows with unique shapes can also add to the price compared to standard rectangular or square windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for added work from the installer depending on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a number of other variables that can impact your shutter cost: the style of your frame, the finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there are so many items that can influence the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth The Investment
When compared to some other window treatments available in Salt Lake City, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. But when you think about the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular are able to block nearly half of all heat movement through your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year.
Lastingness - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A few years, perhaps more, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your wallet and more time taken out of your life. But when you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window covering that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like natural hardwood floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value.
Looks - Perhaps more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look better. No other window treatment comes close to offering the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is here to help. Our design pros can come to your home, show you all your choices and offer an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To begin, set up a free design consultation by calling 801-515-3598 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the perfect solution for both your home and your budget.