There’s a lot of reasons that Las Vegas homeowners install plantation shutters. Their classic looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and effective light control are all perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you want to be aware of final costs. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation.
Since every Las Vegas home is one of a kind and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, there’s never a concrete answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a shutter company gives an upfront price without asking about your individual needs and wants, you might not end up with what you were looking for.
If you’re aware of the variables that might have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can get a decent estimation of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at some of them.
What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs?
Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for the windows in your home, the cost will differ according to your unique needs. Here are the major details that can affect the cost of your shutters.
The Shutter Material
Our four categories of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from repurposed wood.
Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, since the shutters are designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective option, since they’re 100% made in America, removing costs of amassing and shipping natural material.
The Shape and Size of Your Windows
Typically, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows can help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our team will get an exact measure for you during your free window design consultation.
Windows with unique shapes may also add to the cost relative to typical square or rectangular windows, since they take more time and work to fit the exact dimensions and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also need extra installation work depending on the quality of your pre-existing window frame.
There are also a few other variables that may influence your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, the finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.
The point is that there is such a large number of items that can affect the price that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” is doing yourself a disservice by hiding the full picture.
Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth The Investment
When compared to some other window treatments available in Las Vegas, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. But when you bear in mind the numerous perks that only plantation shutters offer, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable.
Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters on their own can block nearly half of the heat transfer from your windows, while other window treatments can’t even approximate that degree of insulation. That means dollars saved on your home HVAC bills over time.
Longevity - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A couple of, maybe longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you replace a cheap window treatment is more money out of your wallet and more time taken from your weekend. When you purchase plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re going with a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.
Home Value - The typical homebuyer does a lot of research, and they know the perks of plantation shutters. So, just like brand-new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.
Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window covering can compare to classic aesthetic or the distinct look and crisp elegance as shutters.
If you’re looking to add these benefits to your home, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is here to help. Our design pros can come to your home, explain all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs.
To start, schedule a free in-home consultation by calling 702-850-6619 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your budget and your home.