Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in Hartford11/21/2016Holly Perron There are several reasons why Hartford homeowners install interior plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, best in class energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the benefits of going with shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home addition, you want to be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a consultation.Because every Hartford home is one of a kind 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 tells you a direct quote without asking about your specific needs and wants, you might not be getting what you want.If you know the variables that might impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimate of your final cost. Let’s examine those factors.What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?Because all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will differ based on your unique needs. Below are a few variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.The Material Of Your Plantation ShuttersOur four types of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are made from repurposed wood.Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since Polywood is 100% American-made, eliminating costs associated with gathering and transporting natural lumber.The Size & Shape of Your WindowsGenerally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic dimensions of your windows can let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our project manager will get a precise measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows may also add to the total cost compared to typical square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows may also require added work from the installer based on your existing frame and wall.There exist a couple of other variables that might influence your shutter cost: frame style, the finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there are so many variables that can impact the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by not giving you the full picture.Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages Worth Investing InWhen compared to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Hartford, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you think about the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters specifically can block nearly half of all heat movement through your windows, whereas other window coverings can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home heating and A/C bills throughout the year.Longevity - What do you think is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Each time you replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your wallet and extra time taken out of your life. When you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re choosing a window covering that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the value of plantation shutters. So, just like beautiful hardwood floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value.Looks - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look better. No other window treatment offers the same classic aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters.Let's TalkIf you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Hartford can help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, explain all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account.To begin, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 860-266-5459 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the right solution for both your budget and your home.