How Plantation Shutters Add To Chicago’s Home Value08/19/2015Richard Rampton One of the questions homeowners commonly ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so happy they ask that because I have the chance to tell them about the many features of plantation shutters that make them a valuable asset when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in Chicago get substantial returns on their window treatment investment when they resell their house, thanks to the durable, energy efficient, and beautiful plantation shutters our experts installed. Here’s how to get your plantation shutters return on investment (ROI). Durable More than any other shutter in the industry, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when properly maintained. Actually, the paint finish we bake on these shutters has UV inhibitors that protects the material from damaging sun rays. This makes sure that Polywood never warp or lose its color despite how warm the Chicago temperatures get. And it is this durability that makes plantation shutters a leader among other window treatments, adding to your home’s value. Permanent Fixture Since plantation shutters are designed to custom fit to your windows, they become a permanent fixture. Whether it’s Polywood or Ovation, these shutters cannot be moved from one house to another. And as part of the property, they are assessed as a key addition to the house. Energy Efficient No other window treatment in Chicago is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a comparable wood shutter. As a matter of fact, Polywood reduces heat transfer by 45.96%. With these energy efficient shutters on your home’s windows, any home buyer in the market will be interested in your house right away. And real estate agents know that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value increase and your house sell quicker. Beautiful When walking through the house with an assessor, a real estate agent, or a home buyer, the first impression sticks with them long after they’ve gone home. How beautiful a window treatment is can make a difference between a house that’s sells fast and one that stays on the market for a while. Whether you decide on the contemporary look of Polywood shutters or the timeless richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom craftsmanship and installations ensure that the final product matches your style and accentuates the charm of your window. And what about those specialty-shaped windows like an arch in the dining room or a French door? Will the shutters take away from their natural elegance? Thanks to our cutting edge computer technology and 35+ years of experience, we custom create your shutters to look great and function effortlessly. Raise Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today Now that you’re interested in buying plantation shutters for your home to increase its resale value, let’s craft your shutters together. During our in-home consultation, we’ll measure your windows and bring you samples of our Polywood and Ovation plantation shutters in different colors and louver sizes. Once your shutters are ordered, our installation experts come out to your home and fit them to your windows just right. This way, your window treatment is both beautiful and functional. Your investment in plantation shutters today adds to your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 847-250-6544 or submitting the form below.