There are several reasons that Tampa homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all benefits of choosing shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home design project, you want to be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a consultation.
Because each Tampa home is individual and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers an upfront quote without knowing your specific needs, you may not end up with what you were looking for.
If you’re aware of the variables that can have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come to a decent estimation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at some of those factors.
What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Costs?
Since all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price can fluctuate depending on your home’s unique needs. Here are some of the factors that can influence the price of your shutters.
The Material Of Your Plantation Shutters
Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our newly launched Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled lumber.
Of our shutters, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, as they are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% American-made, erasing costs associated with harvesting and shipping natural hardwood materials.
The Dimensions of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced according to their square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate dimensions of your windows might let you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get a precise measure for you during your free in-home consultation.
Windows with unique shapes might also add to the cost relative to typical rectangular or square windows, since they take more time and work to fit the exact size and unique geometry of the window. Specialty windows might also need extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There exist a couple of other variables that may affect your shutter price: frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional options like hidden tilt rods.
The heart of the matter is that there are so many items that can influence the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing you a disservice by not giving you the full picture.
Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth The Investment
When compared to some other window coverings homeowners can choose in Tampa, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. But when you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular are able to block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, where other window coverings can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home utility bills throughout the year.
Longevity - What’s the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, maybe longer, if you’re lucky. Each time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money out of your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. When you install plantation shutters, you know that you’re going with a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like stunning new appliances or gorgeous tile floors, plantation shutters can improve home resale value.
Appearance - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window covering offers the same ageless aesthetic or the unique look and simple elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Tampa wants to help. Our trained professionals can come to your home, explain all your choices and give you an accurate estimate of the job that incorporates all of your needs.
To begin, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the best solution for both your budget and your home.