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Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Indianapolis

November 21, 2016

There are many reasons why Indianapolis homeowners install plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the perks of picking shutters as a window treatment. But when you’re planning a home remodel 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 Indianapolis home is unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if a window treatment company tells you a direct quote without asking about your individual needs and wants, you may not end up with what you were looking for.

If you know the factors that may impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a good approximation of your project cost. Let’s examine them.

What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Prices?

Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price can vary according to your specific needs. These are the major details that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.

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The Shutter Material

Our four types of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are built from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from converted wood.

Of these, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, since they are designed especially to be the best fusion of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since they’re 100% made in the USA, erasing costs from gathering and transporting natural hardwood materials.

The Measurements of Your Windows

Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so naturally bigger window shutters will have a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the approximate dimensions of your windows might let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our team will get a precise measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation.

Indianapolis rounded and square prices differ. 
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows can also add to the cost compared to standard rectangular or square windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact dimensions and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for added work from the installer based on the quality of your pre-existing frame and wall.

There exist a couple of other variables that may influence your shutter price: 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 factors that can drive the cost that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing yourself an injustice by not giving you the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Advantages Worth Investing In

Compared to different window coverings you can get in Indianapolis, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you consider the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters offer, 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 can block nearly half of the heat movement through your windows, while other window treatments can’t even come near that degree of insulation. That results in dollars saved on your home heating and A/C bills throughout the year.

Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A few years, perhaps longer, if you’re fortunate. Every time you replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. But when you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re installing a window covering that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it.

Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like stunning new appliances or gorgeous tile floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.

Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any other reason, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment offers the same ageless aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re looking to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis wants to help. Our design pros can come to your home, walk you through all your options and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs.

To get started, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 317-558-9066 or filling out the form below. Let us help you find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.