Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Nashville11/21/2016Stefano Diotaiuti There’s a lot of reasons that Nashville homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their classy looks, best in class energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are just some of the benefits of picking shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home design project, you want to keep final costs in mind. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is a question we usually hear during a consultation. Because every Nashville home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if a shutter company tells you an upfront quote without asking about your specific needs, you might not end up with what you were looking for. If you know the variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come to a ballpark estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at those factors. What Influences Plantation Shutter Costs? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the cost can fluctuate based on your specific needs. Here are a few variables that can influence the price of your shutters. The Shutter Material Our four types of plantation shutters are all made from different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from recycled wood. Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, as they’re designed specifically to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective option, since they’re 100% made in the USA, removing costs of gathering and shipping natural hardwood materials. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Generally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows might let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our crew will get a precise measure for you during your free window design consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows may also add to the price relative to standard rectangular or square windows, because they take extra time and work to fit the exact specifications and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows may also need added installation work depending on your pre-existing window frame. There are also a number of other variables that might impact your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The heart of the matter is that there are so many factors that can drive the total that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing you an injustice by hiding the full picture. Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth Investing In When put side by side with some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Nashville, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. But when you bear in mind the numerous perks that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters specifically can block nearly half of the heat transfer from your windows, where other window coverings can’t even approximate that degree of insulation. That results in cash saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year. Longevity - What do you think is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? Two years, maybe longer, if you’re fortunate. Every time you replace a cheap window treatment is more money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. When you go with plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re installing a window covering that can last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. So, just like brand-new appliances or natural hardwood floors, plantation shutters can enhance home resale value. Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look better. No other window covering offers the same classic aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re wanting to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Nashville wants to help. Our design pros will come to your home, explain all your choices and offer an accurate estimate of the job that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To start, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 615-236-8530 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your budget and your home.