One of the questions homeowners usually ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so happy they ask that because this allows me 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 receive substantial returns on their window treatment investment when they resell their house, thanks to the durable, energy-efficient, and beautiful plantation shutters our professionals installed. Here’s how to get your plantation shutters' return on investment (ROI).
Plantation Shutters Are Durable
More than any other shutter in the US, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when properly maintained. As a matter of fact, 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 high 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.
Shutters Are A Permanent Fixture
Since plantation shutters are created to custom fit to your windows, they become a permanent fixture. Whether it’s Polywood or Ovation, these shutters cannot be transferred from one house to another. And as part of the property, they are assessed as a key addition to the house.
Interior Shutters Are 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. Actually, 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 are well aware of that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value increase and your house sell quicker.
Shutters Are Beautiful
When presenting the house to 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 sells quickly and one that stays on the market for a while. Whether you decide on the in vogue 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 family room or a French door? Will the shutters take away from their natural elegance? Thanks to our state-of-the-art computer technology and 40+ years of experience, we custom create your shutters to look great and function effortlessly.
Add to Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today
Now that you’re interested in installing plantation shutters in your home to increase its resale value, let’s create 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 raises your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 847-250-6544 or submitting the form below.