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Approximating Plantation Shutter Costs in Boston

November 21, 2016

There’s a lot of reasons that Boston homeowners purchase interior plantation shutters. Their classy looks, best in class energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the perks of going with shutters as a window treatment. But if you’re planning a home remodel project, you want to be aware of final costs. “What do shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation.

Since each Boston home is unique 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 assessed, and if a shutter company offers an upfront price without inquiring about your individual needs, you might not end up with what you were looking for.

If you’re aware of the variables that can have an effect on the cost of your shutter project, you can come up with a ballpark approximation of your project cost. Let’s examine some of them.

What Can Affect Plantation Shutter Costs?

Because all of our plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price can differ according to your home’s specific needs. These are some of the variables that can affect the cost of your shutters.

Natural wood shutters in Boston living room.

The Material Your Shutters Are Made From

Our four styles of plantation shutters are all composed of different materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our newly launched Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are constructed from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted wood.

Of our shutters, Studio shutters tend to be the most cost-effective, since they are designed especially to be the best fusion of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are also budget-friendly, since Polywood is 100% made in the USA, erasing costs from gathering and shipping natural material.

The Measurements of Your Windows

For the most part, plantation shutters are priced based on square-footage, so naturally larger window shutters will carry a higher price tag than smaller window shutters. Knowing the general measurements of your windows might let you come up with an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring as our crew will get an exact measure for you during your complimentary home consultation.

Boston arched and rectangular costs vary. 
Windows with unique shapes may also add to the total cost relative to standard rectangular or square windows, because they take extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of the window. Specialty windows may also require added installation work depending on the quality of your existing frame and wall.

There are also a number of other factors that can influence your shutter price: frame style, the finish, or extra details like hidden tilt rods.

The lesson here is that there is such a large number of qualities that can influence the cost that asking “what do shutters cost?” may be doing you a disservice by not giving you the full picture.

Plantation Shutters - Perks Worth Investing In

When compared to different window treatments homeowners can choose in Boston, it’s true that plantation shutters might require you to budget a little more. Though if you think about the numerous perks that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment becomes remarkably attractive.

Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer best in class insulation and energy efficiency. Polywood shutters in particular can block up to half of the heat movement through your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approach that degree of insulation. That results in money saved on your home HVAC bills throughout the year.

Resilience - What’s the typical lifespan for shades or blinds? Two years, perhaps longer, if you’re extremely fortunate. Each time you replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money shelled out from your pocket and extra time taken out of your life. But when you go with plantation shutters, you know that you’re putting in a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We guarantee it.

Home Value - Homebuyers are smart people, and they know the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like natural tile floors or stunning new appliances, plantation shutters can increase home resale value.

Aesthetics - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, people choose shutters because they just look great. No other window covering offers the same timeless aesthetic or the unique look and sleek elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re ready to bring these benefits home with you, Sunburst Shutters Boston can help. Our trained professionals will come to your home, show you all your choices and give you an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs.

To start, set up a free in-home consultation by calling 781-352-2205 or filling out the form below. Let’s find the perfect solution for both your home and your budget.