Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Indianapolis11/21/2016Bill Burke There’s a lot of reasons why Indianapolis homeowners install plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of 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 consult.Because each Indianapolis home is unique and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company offers a direct quote without asking about your individual needs and wants, you may not get the right product.If you know the factors that may have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can get a decent approximation of your project cost. Let’s take a look at them.What Influences Plantation Shutter Prices?Because all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the cost can vary according to your specific needs. These are the major variables that can have an effect on the price of your shutters.The Material Your Shutters Are Made FromOur four types of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s new Studio™ shutters are constructed from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed 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 marriage of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly option, since they’re 100% made in the USA, eliminating costs from amassing and transporting natural lumber.The Shape and Size of Your WindowsFor the most part, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the approximate dimensions of your windows might let you create an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our crew will get a precise measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty 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 number of other variables that might influence your shutter price: 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 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 InCompared 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 can give you, 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 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 utility bills throughout the year.Resilience - What would you say is the average lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A couple of, perhaps longer, if you’re very lucky. Every time you replace a cheap window treatment is extra money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. But when you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it.Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they’re aware of the value 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 great. No other window treatment offers the same classic aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.Let's TalkIf you’re ready to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis wants to help. Our design pros can come to your home, explain 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’s find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.