Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Tampa11/21/2016Eric Ramsey There are several reasons that Tampa homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, best in class 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 might 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 unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid 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 good approximation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at those variables. What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Costs? Since all of our plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your house, the price can differ based on your home’s individual needs. Here are a few factors that can affect 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 real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled lumber. Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically 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 have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate dimensions of your windows might help you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our team will get a precise measure for you during your complimentary home consultation. Windows with unique shapes might also add to the price relative to typical rectangular or square windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to fit the exact specifications 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 number of other variables that might affect your shutter price: frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there is such a large number of items that can impact the total 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 put side by side with some other window coverings you can get in Tampa, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. But when you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters offer, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line 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 approach that degree of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home utility bills throughout the year. Longevity - What do you think is the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, maybe longer, if you’re lucky. Each time you replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money out of your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. When you install plantation shutters, you know that you’re putting in a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like beautiful tile floors or brand-new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Appearance - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window covering offers the same classic aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Tampa can 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 design consultation by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.