Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Fort Lauderdale11/21/2016Danielle Micich There are many reasons that Fort Lauderdale homeowners choose interior plantation shutters. Their classic looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you should be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a consult. Because each Fort Lauderdale home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a solid answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company offers a direct price without asking about your individual needs and wants, you might not be getting what you want. If you know the factors that can have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come to a good approximation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those factors. What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Prices? Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your home, the cost will differ depending on your unique needs. Below are some of the details that can influence the price of your shutters. The Material Your Shutters Are Made From Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are built from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted lumber. Among our shutters, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, since the shutters are designed especially to be the best fusion of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective choice, since they’re 100% made in America, removing costs associated with harvesting and transporting natural material. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the basic measurements of your windows can let you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our project manager will get an exact measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows might also add to the total cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also call for added installation work depending on your existing window frame. There exist a few other factors that might influence your shutter price such as frame style, the finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The heart of the matter is that there are so many items that can affect the cost that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by not giving you the full picture. Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment Compared to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Fort Lauderdale, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you think about the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically can block nearly half of all heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approximate that degree of insulation. That results in dollars saved on your home heating and A/C bills over time. Longevity - What would you say is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you replace a cheap window treatment is more money out of your pocket and more time taken from your weekend. But when you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re putting in a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the perks of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like beautiful hardwood floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value. Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window treatment offers the same timeless aesthetic or the particular look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re wanting to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale wants to help. Our design pros can visit you at your home, explain all your options and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To begin, schedule a free design consultation by calling 561-440-8535 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.