There are many reasons that Denver homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the perks of going with shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home design project, you should be aware of final costs. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a conversation.
Because every Denver home is individual and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company gives a direct quote without knowing your individual needs, you may not be getting what you want.
If you’re aware of the factors that may impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a decent estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s examine those factors.
What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Prices?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your house, the price can differ depending on your specific needs. These are some of the factors that can influence the cost of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled lumber.
Of these, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, as they’re designed specifically to be the best combination of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% American-made, removing costs of harvesting and transporting natural material.
The Shape and Size of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the general height and length of your windows might help you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get a precise measure for you during your complimentary home consultation.
Windows with unique shapes can also add to the total cost relative to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of the window. Specialty windows may also require added work from the installer depending on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a few other factors that might impact your shutter price: the style of your frame, the finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of variables that can affect the total that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth Investing In
Relative to some other window treatments you can get in Denver, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top of the line energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters in particular can block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window coverings can’t even approximate that degree of protection. That results in dollars saved on your home utility bills over time.
Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A couple of, perhaps more, if you’re very lucky. Each time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money out of your wallet and extra time taken from you schedule. When you choose plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We can 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 beautiful hardwood floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.
Appearance - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look better. No other window covering can compare to classic aesthetic or the particular look and simple elegance as shutters.
If you’re wanting to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Denver is here to help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, walk you through all your options and give you an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To start, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 720-538-0182 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your home and your budget.