Estimating Plantation Shutter Costs in Oklahoma City11/21/2016Tyler Jorgensen There are many reasons that Oklahoma City homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their stunning looks, unrivaled energy efficiency, and discriminating light control are all among the benefits of picking shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you might want to keep final costs in mind. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we get a lot during a consult. Because every Oklahoma City home is one of a kind and there is such a variety of 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 awindow treatment company gives an upfront price without asking about your individual needs, you may not end up with what you were looking for. If you’re aware of the factors that may have an effect on the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark estimation of your project 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 your windows, the price can vary depending on your home’s specific needs. Here are some of the details that can influence the cost of your shutters. 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 made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are made from genuine hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from recycled wood. Among our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most cost-effective, as the shutters are designed especially to be the best marriage of value and convenience. Polywood plantation shutters are another budget-friendly choice, since they’re 100% made in America, erasing costs associated with gathering and transporting natural hardwood materials. The Measurements of Your Windows For the most part, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so it follows that bigger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the basic dimensions of your windows might let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring as our crew will get an exact measure for you during your free in-home consultation. Specialty or uniquely-shaped windows may also add to the price relative to standard square or rectangular windows, due to those windows taking extra time and work to match the exact specifications and unique geometry of your window. Specialty windows may also require extra installation work based on your existing frame and wall. There exist a couple of other variables that can affect your shutter cost such as the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or extra options like hidden tilt rods. The heart of the matter is that there are so many items that can drive the total that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by hiding the full picture. Plantation Shutters Offer Advantages Worth Investing In When compared to different window treatments available in Oklahoma City, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. But when you think about the numerous advantages that only plantation shutters offer, the investment becomes remarkably attractive. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters specifically are able to block nearly half of all heat transfer from your windows, where other window coverings can’t even come near that level of insulation. That means money saved on your home utility bills throughout the year. Longevity - What do you think is the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? Two years, maybe longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is more money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken from you schedule. But when you choose plantation shutters, you know that you’re installing a window covering that can 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. That’s why, just like natural tile floors or sparkling new appliances, plantation shutters can boost home resale value. Looks - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look better. No other window covering offers the same ageless aesthetic or the particular look and crisp elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re wanting to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City can help. Our window experts can visit you at your home, show you all your options and offer an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs. To get started, set up a free design consultation by calling 405-300-4664 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the right solution for both your home and your budget.