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Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Dallas

November 21, 2016

There are several reasons that Dallas homeowners choose interior plantation shutters. Their classic 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 want to keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation.

Since every Dallas home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if a window treatment company tells you a direct quote without asking 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 come up with a decent estimate of your project cost. Let’s examine those variables.

What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?

Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the cost can differ according to your unique needs. Here are the major factors that can influence the cost of your shutters.

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The Shutter Material

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 real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed lumber.

Among these, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective option, since they’re 100% American-made, eliminating costs of amassing and shipping natural lumber.

The Size & Shape of Your Windows

For the most part, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the general height and length of your windows might let you come up with 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.

Dallas rounded and rectangular costs vary. 
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 finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.

The point is that there is such a large number of variables that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself an injustice by hiding the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth Investing In

When compared to some other window coverings homeowners can choose 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 best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approach that level of insulation. That results in cash saved on your home HVAC bills over time.

Lastingness - What’s 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 install 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 value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like sparkling new appliances or gorgeous tile floors, plantation shutters can improve home resale value.

Aesthetics - 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 ageless aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re ready to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Dallas wants to help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, explain all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs.

To get started, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 214-301-5066 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.