Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Miami11/21/2016David White There are several reasons why Miami homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are all benefits of choosing shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home addition, you should keep final costs in mind. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is a question we field often during a conversation. Since each Miami home is one of a kind and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a definite answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company tells you an upfront price without asking about your individual needs and wants, you might not get the right product. If you’re aware of the factors that can impact the price of your shutter project, you can get a good estimation of your final cost. Let’s examine some of those factors. What Impacts Plantation Shutter Prices? Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the price will fluctuate according to your home’s specific needs. Here are a few factors that can have an effect on the price of your shutters. The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters Our four types of plantation shutters all comprise different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed lumber. Among our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most cost-effective, as they are designed specifically to be the best combination of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly choice, since Polywood is 100% American-made, removing costs of gathering and transporting natural lumber. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows may let you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our team will get a precise measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also require extra work from the installer depending on your pre-existing frame and wall. There exist a couple of other variables that may influence your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, the finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there are so many factors that can impact the total that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself an injustice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth Investing In When put side by side with different window coverings homeowners can choose in Miami, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. Though if you consider the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably attractive. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters specifically can block up to half of the heat transfer from your windows, whereas other window coverings can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home utility bills over time. Lastingness - What’s the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A couple of, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Each time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your wallet and extra time taken out of your life. But when you go with plantation shutters, you know that you’re choosing a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the value of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like brand-new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value. Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any other reason, people choose shutters because they just look better. No other window covering can compare to timeless aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Miami is here to help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, show you all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs. To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 305-520-7515 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your budget and your home.