Approximating Plantation Shutter Costs in San Jose11/21/2016Curtis Orton There are several reasons that San Jose homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their classy looks, best in class energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are just some of the perks of picking shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home improvement project, you want to keep final costs in mind. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we get a lot during a consultation. Because each San Jose home is one of a kind and there is such a variety of shutter options to choose from, it’s difficult to give a definite answer to that question if a project isn’t fully assessed, and if awindow treatment company tells you a direct quote without knowing your specific needs and wants, you might not end up with what you were looking for. If you’re aware of the factors that might have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at some of those factors. What Impacts Plantation Shutter Costs? Because all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your house, the price can fluctuate according to your home’s unique needs. Here are a few variables that can influence the price of your shutters. The Material Your Shutters Are Made From Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our brand-new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from converted wood. Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most cost-effective, as they’re designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since they’re 100% American-made, removing costs from amassing and transporting natural lumber. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Typically, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so naturally bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than shutters for smaller windows. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows may let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our project manager will get an exact measurement for you during your complimentary home consultation. Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows may also add to the price compared to typical square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows may 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, your preferred finish, or additional options like hidden tilt rods. The lesson here is that there are so many variables that can affect the price that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing you a disservice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages Worth Investing In Relative to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in San Jose, it’s a fact that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you bear in mind the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters offer, the investment is incredibly reasonable. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own can block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That means cash saved on your home HVAC bills over time. Longevity - What would you say is the typical lifespan of a set of blinds or shades? A couple of, maybe longer, if you’re fortunate. Every time you need to replace a cheap window treatment is extra money out of your wallet and more time taken from your weekend. When you purchase plantation shutters, you can be sure that you’re installing a window covering 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 natural tile floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can improve home resale value. Appearance - Maybe more than any other reason, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look better. No other window covering comes close to offering the same timeless aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re looking to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters San Jose is here to help. Our window experts can come to your home, show you all your choices and give you an accurate estimate of the job that incorporates all of your needs. To get started, schedule a free design consultation by calling 916-542-1305 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.