Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Atlanta11/21/2016Dan Taylor There are many reasons why Atlanta homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their classy looks, unmatched 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 may want to keep final costs in mind. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is a question we field often during a conversation. Since every Atlanta home is unique 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 a shutter company gives a direct price without asking about your specific needs and wants, you might not be getting what you want. If you’re aware of the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a good estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s examine some of them. What Impacts Plantation Shutter Prices? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will vary according to your specific needs. These are some of the factors that can have an effect on the cost of your shutters. The Material Your Shutters Are Made From Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all made from separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are built from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed lumber. Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, since the shutters are designed especially to be the best fusion of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since Polywood is 100% made in the USA, eliminating costs of gathering and transporting natural lumber. The Measurements of Your Windows For the most part, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so that bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic dimensions of your windows might let you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our project manager will get a precise measure for you during your free window design consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows may also add to the price compared to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of your window. Specialty windows might also need added installation work depending on the quality of your pre-existing frame and wall. There are also a few other variables that can affect your shutter price: frame style, the shutter finish you want, or extra details like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there are so many qualities that can influence the total that asking “what do shutters cost?” is doing yourself a disservice by hiding the full picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth Investing In Relative to different window coverings you can get in Atlanta, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of all heat movement through your windows, whereas other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of protection. That results in cash saved on your home HVAC bills over time. Longevity - What’s the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? Two years, perhaps more, if you’re very lucky. Each time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. But when you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like stunning new appliances or beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters can boost home resale value. Aesthetics - Maybe more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment offers the same timeless aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Atlanta can help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, show you all your choices and give you an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs. To start, set up a free window design consultation by calling 404-962-8517 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your home and your budget.