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Breaking Down Plantation Shutter Costs in Virginia Beach

November 21, 2016

There are many reasons why Virginia Beach homeowners choose plantation shutters. Their gorgeous looks, best in class energy efficiency, and effective light control are all benefits of picking shutters for your windows. But when you’re planning a home design project, you should be aware of final costs. “How much do plantation shutters cost?” is one of the questions we field often during a conversation.

Since each Virginia Beach home is unique 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 assessed, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without inquiring about your individual needs and wants, you may not be getting what you want.

If you know the variables that might impact the price of your shutter project, you can come up with a good approximation of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at them.

What Impacts Plantation Shutter Prices?

Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are customized for your windows, the price will vary according to your home’s individual needs. Below are some of the details that can influence the price of your shutters.

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The Shutter Material

Our four categories of plantation shutters all comprise separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our new Studio™ shutters are built from a faux-wood compound, Ovation® wood shutters are made from real hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are constructed from converted wood.

Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, since the shutters are designed especially to be the best combination of value and comfort. Polywood plantation shutters are another cost-effective choice, since Polywood is 100% made in the USA, erasing costs of harvesting and shipping natural hardwood materials.

The Measurements of Your Windows

Generally, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so it follows that larger window shutters will have a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the general dimensions of your windows may help you generate an initial estimate, but don’t worry too much about measuring–our project manager will get an exact measurement for you during your free window design consultation.

Virginia Beach arched and rectangular prices differ. 
Uniquely-shaped or specialty windows can also add to the cost compared to standard rectangular or square windows, since they take extra time and work to match the exact specifications and angles of the window. Specialty windows may also require extra installation work depending on the quality of your pre-existing frame and wall.

There exist a couple of other factors that can influence your shutter price such as frame style, the finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods.

The point is that there is such a large number of items that can influence the total that asking “what’s the cost of shutters?” may be doing you a disservice by not giving you the full picture.

Plantation Shutters Offer Benefits Worth Investing In

Compared to some other window treatments homeowners can choose in Virginia Beach, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to budget a little more. But when you bear in mind the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters provide, 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 nearly half of the heat transfer from your windows, where other window treatments can’t even approximate that level of protection. That means money saved on your home utility bills throughout the year.

Lastingness - What would you say is the average lifespan for shades or blinds? A couple of, perhaps longer, if you’re lucky. Each time you have to replace a cheap window treatment is more money out of your pocket and extra time taken from your weekend. But when you go with plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re installing a window covering that can last a lifetime. We can even guarantee it.

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

Aesthetics - Maybe more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are chosen because they just look better. No other window covering offers the same classic aesthetic or the distinct look and sleek elegance as shutters.

Let's Talk

If you’re wanting to incorporate shutters and all their benefits into your home, Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach wants to help. Our trained professionals will visit you at your home, show you all your options and give you an accurate estimate for your project that incorporates all of your needs.

To begin, schedule a free design consultation by calling 757-210-6448 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the perfect solution for both your budget and your home.