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Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in San Diego

November 21, 2016

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

Because every San Diego home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a definite answer to that question unless the details of the project are fully appraised, and if a window 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 might affect the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your final cost. Let’s take a look at those factors.

What Affects Plantation Shutter Costs?

Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-made for the windows in your home, the price can fluctuate based on your home’s individual needs. Below are the major details 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 genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood.

Among our shutters, Studio shutters are usually the most budget-friendly, because the shutters are 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 lumber.

The Dimensions of Your Windows

In general, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so naturally bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. 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. 
Uniquely-shaped or specialty 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 specifications 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 finish, 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 in particular are able to block up to half of the heat transfer from your windows, whereas other window coverings can’t even approach that level of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home utility bills over time.

Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, maybe longer, if you’re fortunate. Every time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your pocket and more time taken out of your life. But when you install 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 natural hardwood floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.

Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look great. No other window treatment can compare to classic 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, explain all your options and offer an accurate estimate of the job that incorporates all of your needs.

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