Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Denver11/21/2016Gary Harding There are many reasons that Denver homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their stunning 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 field often 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 might have an effect on 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 affect the cost of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all composed of 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 repurposed lumber. Of these, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, as the shutters are designed specifically to be the best marriage of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% American-made, removing costs associated with harvesting and shipping natural material. The Measurements of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic measurements of your windows might help you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get a precise measure for you during your free in-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 price that asking “what’s the price 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 can give you, 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, while other window coverings can’t even approximate that degree of protection. That results in dollars saved on your home heating and A/C bills over time. Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? 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 out of your life. When you choose plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that will 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 natural hardwood floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can increase home resale value. Appearance - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look better. No other window treatment comes close to offering the same classic aesthetic or the particular look and simple elegance as shutters. Let's Talk 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, explain all your options and offer an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To start, schedule a free 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.