Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Colorado Springs11/21/2016Gary Harding There are many reasons why Colorado Springs homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their classy looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and effective light control are all perks of choosing shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home design project, you might want to be aware of final costs. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a consultation. Because every Colorado Springs 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 assessed, and if awindow treatment company gives an upfront quote without inquiring about your individual needs and wants, you may not be getting what you want. If you know the variables that can impact the price of your shutter project, you can come to a good estimation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those factors. What Affects Plantation Shutter Prices? Because all of our plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the cost can vary based on your specific needs. Here are the major factors that can affect the price of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four categories of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled lumber. Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, because they are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since they’re 100% made in America, eliminating costs associated with amassing and transporting natural material. The Measurements of Your Windows For the most part, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows might let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our crew will get an exact measure for you during your free window design consultation. Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the total cost relative to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also need added work from the installer based on your existing frame and wall. There exist a few other factors that might influence your shutter price: the style of your frame, the finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there are so many factors that can impact the total that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” is doing you an injustice by not giving you the full picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth The Investment Compared to different window coverings homeowners can choose in Colorado Springs, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even come near that level of protection. That means money saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year. Longevity - What do you think is the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? A couple of, perhaps more, if you’re lucky. Every time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your wallet and extra time taken from your weekend. But when you choose plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re installing a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it. Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like gorgeous hardwood floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value. Appearance - Maybe more than any reason listed above, people choose shutters because they just look better. No other window covering offers the same timeless aesthetic or the unique look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs wants to help. Our design pros will visit you at your home, walk you through all your choices and give you an accurate estimate of the job that takes all your needs into account. To start, set up a free design consultation by calling 303-625-6431 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your budget and your home.