How Plantation Shutters Increases Fort Lauderdale’s Home Value08/19/2015Danielle Micich One of the questions homeowners commonly ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so happy they ask that because I have the chance to tell them about the various features of plantation shutters that make them a valuable asset when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in Fort Lauderdale gain considerable returns on their window treatment investment when they resell their house, thanks to the durable, energy efficient, and beautiful plantation shutters our professionals installed. Here’s how to get your plantation shutters return on investment (ROI). Durable More than any other shutter in the US, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when properly maintained. Actually, the paint finish we bake on these shutters has UV inhibitors that protects the material from damaging sun rays. This makes certain that Polywood doesn’t warp or lose its color despite how high the Fort Lauderdale temperatures get. And it is this durability that makes plantation shutters a leader among other window treatments, adding to your home’s value. Permanent Fixture Since plantation shutters are installed to custom fit to your windows, they become a permanent fixture. Whether it’s Polywood or Ovation, these shutters cannot be moved from one house to another. And as part of the property, they are assessed as a considerable addition to the house. Energy Efficient No other window treatment in Fort Lauderdale is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a comparable wood shutter. Actually, Polywood reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. With these energy efficient shutters on your home’s windows, any home buyer in the market will be interested in your house right away. And real estate agents are well aware of that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value increase and your house sell faster. Beautiful When presenting the house to an assessor, a real estate agent, or a home buyer, the first impression stays with them long after they’ve gone home. How charming a window treatment is can make a difference between a house that’s sells quickly and one that stays on the market for a while. Whether you choose the contemporary look of Polywood shutters or the exquisite richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom designs and installations make sure that the final product matches your style and complements the elegance of your window. And what about those specialty-shaped windows like an arch in the family room or a French door? Will the shutters take away from their inherent elegance? Thanks to our state-of-the-art computer technology and 35+ years of experience, we custom design your shutters to look great and function effortlessly. Add to Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today Now that you’re interested in installing plantation shutters in your home to raise its resale value, let’s design your shutters together. During our in-home consultation, we’ll measure your windows and bring you samples of our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in an array of colors and louver sizes. Once your shutters are ordered, our installation specialists come out to your home and fit them to your windows seamlessly. This way, your window treatment is both elegant and functional. Your investment in plantation shutters today increases your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 561-440-8535 or submitting the form below.