How Plantation Shutters Increases Home Values in Philadelphia08/19/2015Holly Perron One of the questions homeowners frequently ask me as I’m about to leave their house is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so happy they ask that because I'llget to tell them about the numerous features of plantation shutters that make them a must-have when selling a home. I’ve seen homeowners in Philadelphia receive substantial 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 on the market, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when taken care of. Actually, 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 won’t warp or lose its color despite how warm the Philadelphia temperatures get. And it is this durability that makes plantation shutters a front runner compared to other window treatments, adding to your home’s value. Shutters Are A 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 substantial addition to the house. Polywood Shutters Are Energy Efficient No other window treatment in Philadelphia is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a similar 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 are well aware of that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value rise and your house sell faster. 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 elegant a window treatment is can make a difference between a house that sells in no time and one that stays on the market for a year. Whether you decide on the contemporary look of Polywood shutters or the classic richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom designs and installations ensure that the final product matches your style and enhances the charm of your window. And what about those specialty-shaped windows like an arch in the living room or a French door? Will the shutters take away from their inherent elegance? Thanks to our state-of-the-art computer technology and 40+ years of experience, we custom craft 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 an array of 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 elegant and functional. Your investment in plantation shutters today raises your home’s value tomorrow. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by calling 215-874-4897 or submitting the form below.