Generally, the fair price ranges from $15 to $25 per square foot for plantation shutters.
Plantation shutter costs depend primarily on size and secondarily on the window treatment installation and material.
A home is always supposed to exude warmth and beauty – windows with plantation shutters should be a good addition. Plantation shutters add a classic look to your house. They are beautiful from the outside. This addition will definitely get your neighbors to admire your home.
Plantation Shutters Cost Factors
With the rapid change in technology, plantation shutters are not only made of wood but also and vinyl. Wooden shutters are made out of hardwood, natural woods and composite woods. They are the most common types of shutters and they are usually made of oak or poplar. Recently manufacturers have been exploring teak.
Vinyl shutters or faux wood shutters are made to look like real wood. They are much cheaper than wooden shutters. Their design also makes them very easy to clean. Since the shutters are not wood they don’t warp due to humidity. However, high-end faux wood shutters can cost as much as the wooden shutters.
The common window sizes vary from 16×20 for standard size and 48×44 for large windows. The cost of wooden plantation shutters will vary from $55 to $330 for painted wood. Stained wood is more expensive starting from $61 to $363. Faux materials are on the lower side starting from $45 to $270 for painted shutters and $50 to $297 for stained shutters.
It’s obvious that the bigger the size of hurricane shutters, the higher the cost. Some manufacturers offer discounts for big purchases. Homeowners can enjoy discount for bulk purchases too. The price is mostly higher for odd shutter measurements and custom order shutters. The price variation will depend on the homeowners’ requirements.
The installation process is not always as simple as it may seem. Consider hiring a handyman service. The cost of installation by a contractor will vary depending on a contractor. The price may also vary spending on the geographic location, material being installed and the contractor overhead cost.
A standard shutter window of 16×20 will cost $45 for faux wood and $55 for real wood. A large window of 48×44 will cost $270 for faux wood and $350 for real wood.
Basically, the cost of installation will range from $45 to $350 accounting for the size of the window and the type of the material.
Plantation shutters are a good addition because the can save on energy. The louvers allow homeowners to regulate the amount of heat and light that go into the house. The biggest disadvantage is the cost of the shutter. Plantation shutters cost 10-20 times more than ordinary windows, especially for odd window sizes. All in all the beauty, uniqueness and energy savings are worth buying plantation shutters.