Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in New Brunswick11/21/2016Mike Horn There’s a lot of reasons why New Brunswick homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the perks of choosing 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 definite answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers an upfront quote without asking about your specific needs, you might not get the right product. If you know the factors that may have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a good approximation of your final cost. Let’s examine those variables. What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs? Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the cost will vary based on your home’s specific needs. Below are the major variables that can influence the cost of your shutters. The Shutter Material Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all made from different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are built 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 of harvesting and shipping natural hardwood materials. The Dimensions of Your Windows Generally, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, 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 team will get a precise measurement for you during your free window design consultation. Windows with unique shapes might also add to the price relative to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to match the exact specifications 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 number of other variables that might affect your shutter cost: frame style, your preferred finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there are so many factors that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the cost 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 can give you, the investment is incredibly reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home utility bills over time. Longevity - What’s the typical lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Every time you replace one of those cheap window treatments is extra money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. But when you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re going with a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the value of plantation shutters. So, just like beautiful hardwood floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can increase home resale value. Aesthetics - 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 distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick can help. Our trained professionals 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 perfect solution for both your home and your budget.