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Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Detroit

November 21, 2016

There are several reasons that Detroit homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their classy looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the perks of choosing shutters for your windows. But if 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 usually hear during a consult.

Because each Detroit home is one of a kind and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if a window treatment company tells you a direct price without inquiring about your specific needs, you may not end up with what you were looking for.

If you’re aware of the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come to a good estimate of your final cost. Let’s take a look at those factors.

What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?

Because all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the cost can fluctuate depending on your individual needs. Below are a few details that can impact the cost of your shutters.

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The Material Your Shutters Are Made From

Our four categories of plantation shutters are all made from separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed wood.

Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, as the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective choice, since Polywood is 100% American-made, eliminating costs from harvesting and shipping natural material.

The Size & Shape of Your Windows

Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general measurements of your windows may help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our crew will get a precise measure for you during your complimentary home consultation.

Detroit rounded and square prices vary. 
Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the price relative to typical square or rectangular windows, because they take more time and work to match the exact size and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for extra installation work depending on the quality of your pre-existing frame and wall.

There are also a few other factors that may affect your shutter cost: the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.

The heart of the matter is that there is such a large number of items that can impact the total that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself a disservice by not giving you the full picture.

Plantation Shutters Offer Perks Worth Investing In

Relative to some other window coverings you can get in Detroit, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous perks that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly reasonable.

Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approximate that level of insulation. That results in money saved on your home heating and A/C bills throughout the year.

Longevity - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? Two years, perhaps longer, if you’re lucky. Each time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is more money out of your wallet and more time taken from your weekend. When you choose plantation shutters, you know that you’re going with 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 perks of plantation shutters. So, just like brand-new appliances or beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters can improve home resale value.

Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look better. No other window treatment can compare to classic aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Detroit can help. Our design pros will come to your home, walk you through all your choices and offer an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account.

To get started, set up a free design consultation by calling 248-429-9294 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.