Finding Plantation Shutter Costs in New York City11/21/2016Matt Thelander There’s a lot of reasons why New York City homeowners purchase plantation shutters. Their elegant looks, unmatched energy efficiency, and effective light control are all among the benefits of picking shutters for your windows. But if you’re planning a home design project, you may want to keep final costs in mind. “What’s the price of shutters?” is a question we get a lot during a consult. Because each New York City home is unique and there are so many shutter options to choose from, there’s never a solid answer to that question before the project is fully assessed, and if a shutter company offers a direct quote without asking about your specific needs, you may not get the right product. If you’re aware of the factors that may affect the price of your shutter project, you can get a good estimate of your shutter cost. Let’s take a look at them. What Can Impact Plantation Shutter Prices? Since all Sunburst plantation shutters are custom-built for the windows in your home, the price will differ depending on your unique needs. These are a few details that can affect the price of your shutters. The Shutter Material Our four varieties of plantation shutters are all composed of separate materials. Polywood® plantation shutters and our newly launched Studio™ shutters are made from a faux-wood polymer, Ovation® wood shutters are built from natural hardwood, and Reclaimed Wood shutters are built from recycled wood. Of our shutters, Studio shutters are typically the most budget-friendly, as they’re designed specifically to be the best marriage of value and performance. Polywood plantation shutters are also cost-effective, since they’re 100% American-made, removing costs of amassing and shipping natural material. The Shape and Size of Your Windows Generally, plantation shutters are priced on a square-footage basis, so naturally bigger window shutters will come with a higher price tag than those on small windows. Knowing the approximate measurements of your windows might let you create an initial estimate, but don’t concern yourself too much with measuring–our project manager will get an exact measurement for you during your free window design consultation. Windows with unique shapes might also add to the cost compared to standard square or rectangular windows, because they take extra time and work to match the exact size and angles of the window. Specialty windows might also call for added work from the installer based on your existing frame and wall. There exist a number of other variables that can affect your shutter price: the style of your frame, your preferred finish, or additional details like hidden tilt rods. The point is that there is such a large number of variables that can influence the price that asking “what’s the price of shutters?” may be doing yourself a disservice by obscuring the whole picture. Plantation Shutters - Benefits Worth The Investment Relative to different window treatments available in New York City, it’s a fact that plantation shutters may require you to invest a little more. Though if you consider the numerous benefits that only plantation shutters can give you, the investment is incredibly attractive. Energy Efficiency - Only plantation shutters offer top-notch energy efficiency and insulating properties. Polywood shutters on their own are able to block up to half of all heat transfer from your windows, while other window coverings can’t even approximate that degree of insulation. That means money saved on your home utility bills over time. Lastingness - What’s the typical lifespan of a drapery or a set of blinds? Two years, maybe more, if you’re very lucky. Every time you need to replace one of those cheap window treatments is more money shelled out from your pocket and more time taken out of your life. But when you go with plantation shutters on your windows, you know that you’re choosing a window treatment that can last a lifetime. We even guarantee it. Home Value - Homebuyers do their research, and they’re aware of the benefits of plantation shutters. That’s why, just like sparkling new appliances or beautiful tile floors, plantation shutters can boost home resale value. Appearance - Perhaps more than any reason listed above, plantation shutters are so popular because they just look fantastic. No other window treatment can compare to classic aesthetic or the particular look and sleek elegance as shutters. Let's Talk If you’re ready to take all the benefits of shutters home with you, Sunburst Shutters New York is ready to help. Our design pros can come to your home, walk you through all your choices and come up with an accurate estimate for your project that satisfies all of your wants and needs. To get started, set up a free design consultation by calling 631-246-3930 or filling out the form below. Together we can find the perfect solution for both your home and your budget.