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Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in San Antonio

November 21, 2016

There’s a lot of reasons why San Antonio homeowners install plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, peerless energy efficiency, and effective light control are just some of the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home improvement project, you want to be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we usually hear during a consultation.

Since each San Antonio home is individual and there are so many shutter options to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to generate a definite answer to that question before the project is fully appraised, and if a window treatment company gives a direct price without inquiring about your specific needs, you may not get the right product.

If you’re aware of the factors that might have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can get a decent estimate of your project cost. Let’s examine them.

What Influences Plantation Shutter Costs?

Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for your windows, the cost will fluctuate based on your specific needs. These are a few variables that can influence the price of your shutters.

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The Shutter Material

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

Of these, Studio shutters are typically the most cost-effective, because they’re designed specifically to be the best fusion of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly choice, since they’re 100% made in America, removing costs from harvesting and transporting natural hardwood materials.

The Shape and Size of Your Windows

Generally, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows can help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our team will get a precise measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation.

San Antonio rounded and rectangular prices differ. 
Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows may also add to the cost relative to standard square or rectangular windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of your window. Specialty windows might also require extra installation work based on your pre-existing window frame.

There exist a number of other variables that might affect your shutter price: frame style, your preferred finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods.

The heart of the matter is that there are so many variables that can influence the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing you an injustice by hiding the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment

When compared to some other window treatments available in San Antonio, it’s true that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you consider the numerous benefits 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 on their own can block nearly half of all heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approximate that degree of protection. That means money saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year.

Lastingness - What would you say is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? A few years, maybe more, if you’re very lucky. Every time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your pocket and more time taken from your weekend. But when you purchase plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window treatment that will last a lifetime. We even guarantee it.

Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they’re aware of the benefits of plantation shutters. So, just like brand-new appliances or gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.

Appearance - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look great. No other window covering offers the same classic aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re looking to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is ready to help. Our design pros can visit you at your home, explain all your choices and give you an accurate estimate of the job that takes all your needs into account.

To begin, schedule a free design consultation by calling 210-876-0377 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the best solution for both your home and your budget.