Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in San Diego

Tyson Williams

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There are several reasons that San Diego homeowners choose interior plantation shutters. Their classic looks, peerless energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all benefits of going with shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you want to keep final costs in mind. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a conversation.

Because every San Diego home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a solid answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully appraised, and if awindow treatment company gives an upfront price without inquiring about your individual needs, you might not get the right product.

If you know the factors that may affect the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at those factors.

What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?

Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your home, the price can differ depending on your home’s unique needs. Below are the major variables that can have an effect on the price 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 made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood.

Among our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, because they’re designed especially to be the best combination of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective choice, since Polywood is 100% made in the USA, eliminating costs from harvesting and transporting natural hardwood materials.

The Dimensions of Your Windows

In general, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows can let you generate 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.

San Diego rounded and square prices vary. 
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows might also add to the cost compared to standard rectangular or square windows, due to those windows taking more time and work to match the exact size and angles of your window. Specialty windows may also require added work from the installer based on the quality of your existing frame and wall.

There are also a few other variables that might affect your shutter cost: frame style, the shutter finish you want, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.

The heart of the matter is that there are so many qualities that can affect the price that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing you an injustice by not giving you the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment

Compared to different window coverings you can get in San Diego, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, the investment is incredibly attractive.

Energy Efficiency - Plantation shutters are the only window treatment to offer top of the line energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of the heat transfer from your windows, whereas other window coverings can’t even come near that level of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home heating and A/C bills over time.

Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A couple of, maybe longer, if you’re fortunate. Every time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your pocket and more time taken from you schedule. But when you go with plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re putting in a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.

Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like stunning new appliances or beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.

Looks - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment can compare to ageless aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re wanting to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters San Diego wants to help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, walk you through all your options and give you an accurate estimate of the job that takes all your needs into account.

To get started, set up a free design consultation by calling 760-405-8887 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the right solution for both your home and your budget.