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Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Hartford

November 21, 2016

There are several reasons that Hartford homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, best in class energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all among the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home addition, you may want to be aware of final costs. “How much will plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a consult.

Since every Hartford home is unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a concrete answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully assessed, and if a window treatment company gives a direct price without inquiring about your individual needs, you may not end up with what you were looking for.

If you know the factors that can affect the cost of your shutter project, you can get a ballpark approximation of your project cost. Let’s examine them.

What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?

Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your home, the cost will fluctuate according to your home’s individual needs. Below are some of the details that can impact the cost of your shutters.

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The Material Your Shutters Are Made From

Our four styles of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from repurposed wood.

Among our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, as they are designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since Polywood is 100% made in America, removing costs of harvesting and transporting natural lumber.

The Size & Shape of Your Windows

Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the approximate height and length of your windows may help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our project manager will get an exact measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation.

Hartford arched and square costs differ. 
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for extra installation work based on your existing window frame.

There are also a few other variables that may impact your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.

The point is that there are so many items that can influence the cost that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by hiding the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth Investing In

Relative to some other window coverings you can get in Hartford, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you think about the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment is incredibly reasonable.

Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even come near that level of protection. That means money saved on your home HVAC bills over time.

Longevity - What would you say is the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? Two years, maybe more, if you’re very lucky. Every time you have to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken out of your life. But when you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you can be sure that you’re installing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.

Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the value of plantation shutters. So, just like natural tile floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value.

Aesthetics - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment offers the same timeless 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 Connecticut is ready to help. Our design pros 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 get started, schedule a free window design consultation by calling 860-266-5459 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the perfect solution for both your home and your budget.