Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Dallas11/21/2016Collins Jones There are several reasons that Dallas homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their classy looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all among the perks of picking shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you might want to keep final costs in mind. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation. Since every Dallas home is unique 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 quote without inquiring about your specific needs, you may not get the right product. If you know the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can get a decent estimate of your final cost. Let’s examine some of those factors. What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the cost can differ according to your individual needs. Below are the major factors that can affect 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 new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed lumber. Among these, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, since the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective option, since they’re 100% American-made, erasing costs associated with gathering and shipping natural hardwood materials. The Size & Shape of Your Windows For the most part, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic measurements of your windows may let you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get a precise measurement for you during your free in-home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the cost relative to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to fit the exact dimensions and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows might also require added work from the installer depending on your pre-existing frame and wall. There are also a couple of other variables that can affect your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, the shutter finish you want, or additional details like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there is such a large number of variables that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth Investing In When put side by side with some other window coverings you can get in Dallas, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable. 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 the heat movement through your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approach that level of insulation. That results in money saved on your home HVAC bills over time. Resilience - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, maybe longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is more money shelled out from your pocket and more time taken from your weekend. When you go with plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re going with a window covering that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful tile floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Looks - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window treatment comes close to offering the same classic aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Dallas can help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, explain all your options and offer an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To start, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 214-301-5066 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the best solution for both your budget and your home.