There are several reasons that Honolulu homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the benefits of picking shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home design project, you should be aware of final costs. “What’s the price of shutters?” is one of the questions we get a lot during a conversation.
Since each Honolulu home is one of a kind and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a concrete answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company offers a direct price without knowing your specific needs, you may not get the right product.
If you know the variables that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a good estimate of your final cost. Let’s examine some of those factors.
What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Costs?
Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for your windows, the cost will fluctuate based on your home’s individual needs. These are a few variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.
The Material Your Shutters Are Made From
Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s brand-new Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood.
Among our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most cost-effective, because they are designed specifically to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since they’re 100% made in America, erasing costs of amassing and transporting natural hardwood materials.
The Size & Shape of Your Windows
For the most part, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the basic measurements of your windows might help you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our project manager will get an exact measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation.
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows may also add to the price compared to standard rectangular or square windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to fit the exact specifications and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows may also require extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a few other factors that can influence your shutter cost such as frame style, the finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.
The point is that there is such a large number of factors that can drive the cost that asking “what do shutters cost?” is doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture.
Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth The Investment
When compared to different window coverings homeowners can choose in Honolulu, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. But when you think about the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters provide, the investment becomes remarkably attractive.
Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own can block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window coverings can’t even approximate that degree of protection. That results in cash saved on your home HVAC bills over time.
Longevity - What’s the typical lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A few years, maybe more, if you’re fortunate. Each time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money shelled out from your wallet and more time taken out of your life. When you install plantation shutters on your windows, you can be sure that you’re going with a window covering that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.
Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like sparkling new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.
Aesthetics - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window covering offers the same ageless aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.
If you’re ready to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Honolulu wants to help. Our trained professionals can 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 808-797-2004 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the best solution for both your home and your budget.