Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Las Vegas11/21/2016Darik Neilson 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 remodel project, you might want to be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a conversation. Since each 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 inquiring about your individual needs, you might not get the right product. If you’re aware of the variables that might impact the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a good approximation of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at some of those variables. 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 individual needs. Here are the major variables that can influence the cost of your shutters. The Material Your Shutters Are Made From Our four varieties of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and Sunburst’s newly launched Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood. Among these, Studio shutters tend to be the most budget-friendly, because they’re 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 associated with amassing and shipping natural material. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that 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 crew will get an exact measure for you during your free window design consultation. Windows with unique shapes might also add to the price 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 call for extra installation work based on the quality of your pre-existing window frame. There are also a few other variables that might influence your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, the shutter finish you want, 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 - Advantages Worth The Investment When put side by side with 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 advantages that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment becomes remarkably reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular can block nearly half of the heat transfer from your windows, where 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 for shades or blinds? A few years, 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 putting in a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their 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. Looks - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window covering comes close to offering the same ageless aesthetic or the distinct look and simple elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is here to help. Our design pros can come to your home, walk you through all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that takes all your needs into account. To get started, 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.