There’s a lot of reasons why New Brunswick homeowners choose interior plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the perks of going with shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you may want to keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we get a lot during a conversation.
Because every New Brunswick 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 unless the details of the project are fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers an upfront quote without inquiring about your individual needs and wants, you might not get the right product.
If you know the factors that might impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a good estimation of your project cost. Let’s examine those variables.
What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs?
Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your house, the cost will vary based on your home’s specific needs. Below are the major details 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 different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted wood.
Of our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, as the shutters are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% made in the USA, removing costs associated with harvesting and shipping natural hardwood materials.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
Generally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so that bigger window shutters will have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows might let you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our crew will get a precise measurement for you during your free window design consultation.
Windows with unique shapes might also add to the cost relative to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also require extra installation work depending on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There exist a couple of other variables that might affect your shutter cost: frame style, your preferred finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.
The point is that there are so many qualities that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing you a disservice by not giving you the full picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth Investing In
Compared to some other window treatments available in New Brunswick, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters in particular are able to block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home heating and A/C bills over time.
Longevity - What do you think is the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Every time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. But when you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re putting in a window covering that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it.
Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the value of plantation shutters. So, just like natural hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value.
Looks - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look better. No other window covering offers the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick can help. Our window experts will come to your home, explain all your choices and give you an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs.
To begin, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 732-301-6168 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the best solution for both your home and your budget.