How Plantation Shutters Maximize Home Values in San Jose08/19/2015Curtis Orton One of the questions homeowners frequently ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I get so excited when they ask that because I'llget to tell them about the various features of plantation shutters that make them a must-have when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in San Jose get considerable returns on their window treatment investment when they resell their house, thanks to the durable, energy-efficient, and beautiful plantation shutters our professionals installed. Here’s how to get your plantation shutters return on investment (ROI). Interior Shutters Are Durable More than any other shutter on the market, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when looked after. In fact, the paint finish we bake on these shutters has UV inhibitors that protects the material from the sun’s damaging rays. This makes certain that Polywood doesn’t warp or lose its color no matter how warm the San Jose temperatures get. And it is this durability that makes plantation shutters a front runner compared to other window treatments, adding to your home’s value. Shutters Are A Permanent Fixture Since plantation shutters are designed to custom fit to your windows, they become a permanent fixture. Whether it’s Polywood or Ovation, these shutters cannot be moved from one house to another. And as part of the property, they are assessed as a substantial addition to the house. Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient No other window treatment in San Jose is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a comparable wood shutter. As a matter of fact, Polywood reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. With these energy efficient shutters on your home’s windows, any home buyer in the market will be interested in your house from the get go. And real estate agents realize that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value rise and your house sell quicker. Shutters Are Beautiful When showing the house to an assessor, a real estate agent, or a home buyer, the first impression sticks with them long after they’ve gone home. How beautiful a window treatment is can make a difference between a house that sells fast and one that stays on the market for a year. Whether you go with the modern look of Polywood shutters or the classic richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom craftsmanship and installations make certain that the final product matches your style and accentuates the charm of your window. And what about those specialty-shaped windows like an arch in the dining room or a French door? Will the shutters take away from their innate elegance? Thanks to our cutting edge computer technology and 40+ years of experience, we custom craft your shutters to look great and function effortlessly. Raise Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today Now that you’re interested in buying plantation shutters for your home to raise its resale value, let’s create your shutters together. During our in-home consultation, we’ll measure your windows and bring you samples of our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in various colors and louver sizes. Once your shutters are ordered, our installation professionals come out to your home and fit them to your windows perfectly. This way, your window treatment is both elegant and functional. Your investment in plantation shutters today raises your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 916-542-1305 or submitting the form below.