How Plantation Shutters Maximize Home Values in Austin08/19/2015Tyler Jorgensen One of the questions homeowners usually ask me as I’m walking out their door is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so glad they ask that because I'llget to tell them about the various features of plantation shutters that make them a priceless when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in Austin get great returns on their window treatment investment when they resell their house, thanks to the durable, energy-efficient, and beautiful plantation shutters we 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 the sun’s damaging rays. This ensures that Polywood doesn’t warp or lose its color regardless of how high the Austin 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 mounted 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 considerable addition to the house. Interior Shutters Are Energy Efficient No other window treatment in Austin 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 straight away. And real estate agents know that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value rise and your house sell faster. Shutters Are Beautiful When showing the house to an assessor, a real estate agent, or a home buyer, the first impression stays 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 year. Whether you select the modern look of Polywood shutters or the exquisite richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom designs and installations make sure that the final product matches your style and complements the elegance 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 inherent beauty? Thanks to our cutting edge computer technology and 40+ years of experience, we custom make 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 design 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 various colors and louver sizes. Once your shutters are ordered, our installation professionals come out to your home and fit them to your windows perfectly. This way, your window treatment is both charming and functional. Your investment in plantation shutters today increases your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 512-549-6077 or submitting the form below.