How Plantation Shutters Increases Minneapolis’s Home Value08/19/2015George Christ One of the questions homeowners frequently ask me as I’m leaving a consultation is: “Do plantation shutters increase home value?” I’m so happy they ask that because this allow me 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 Minneapolis gain 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). Durable More than any other shutter on the market, Polywood shutters last over 50 years when taken care of. In 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 won’t warp or lose its color regardless of how high the Minneapolis 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 mounted to custom fit to your windows, they become a permanent fixture. Whether it’s Polywood or Ovation, these shutters cannot be transplanted 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 Minneapolis is as energy efficient as plantation shutters. Our Polywood shutter insulates up to 70% better than a comparable 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 realize that. That’s why you’ll see your home’s value increase and your house sell quicker. Beautiful When showing 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 charming 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 choose the in vogue look of Polywood shutters or the classic richness of Ovation wood shutters, our custom craftsmanship and installations ensure that the final product matches your style and accentuates the beauty 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 elegance? Thanks to our state-of-the-art computer technology and 35+ years of experience, we custom make your shutters to look great and function effortlessly. Increase Your Home’s Value with Plantation Shutters Today Now that you’re interested in having plantation shutters in your home to raise 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 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 seamlessly. 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 952-856-8130 or submitting the form below.