Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Detroit11/21/2016Steve Hill There are several reasons that Detroit homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their classic 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 remodel 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. 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 solid answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers a direct price without asking about your specific needs, you may not get the right product. If you’re aware of the factors that might impact 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 differ based on your individual needs. Below are a few variables that can impact the cost of your shutters. 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 newly launched Studio™ shutters are made 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 marriage of value and convenience. 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 based on square-footage, so that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the basic 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. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the price compared 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 might impact 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 price that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself a disservice by not giving you the full picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages Worth Investing In Relative to some other window coverings homeowners can choose in Detroit, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. Though if you think about the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class 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 utility bills throughout the year. Longevity - What would you say is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? Two years, perhaps longer, if you’re lucky. Each time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is more money out of your pocket and more time taken from your weekend. When you choose plantation shutters, you know that you’re putting in a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like gorgeous tile floors or stunning new appliances, 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 simple elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Detroit wants to 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 start, 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.