How Plantation Shutters Increases Southern California’s Home Value08/19/2015Kimball Jones One of the questions homeowners frequently ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so glad they ask that because I have the chance to tell them about the various features of plantation shutters that make them a must-have when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in Southern California receive considerable 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). Durable More than any other shutter on the market, 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 certain that Polywood never warp or lose its color no matter how warm the Southern California temperatures get. And it is this durability that makes plantation shutters stand out from other window treatments, adding to your home’s value. 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 moved from one house to another. And as part of the property, they are assessed as a valuable addition to the house. Energy Efficient No other window treatment in Southern California is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a similar wood shutter. In 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 rise and your house sell quicker. Beautiful When presenting the house to an assessor, a real estate agent, or a home buyer, the first impression remains 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 too long. Whether you go with the in vogue look of Polywood shutters or the classic richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom craftsmanship and installations make certain that the final product matches your style and accentuates 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 innate charm? Thanks to our advanced computer technology and 35+ years of experience, we custom design your shutters to look great and function effortlessly. Add to Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today Now that you’re interested in ordering plantation shutters for your home to raise 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 multiple 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 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 888-611-2474 or submitting the form below.