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What is the cost for interior shutters?

Interior Shutters range in cost depending on design, finish and installation needs. Most shutter companies today present a general price per square. At Elite, we prefer to provide a custom project making it difficult to present a square foot cost. However, when building a budget for plantation shutters, consider this: A standard window 32 X 70 can be $350 – $450 depending on the finish, design and mounting option.

What is the cost for interior shutters?

Interior Shutters range in cost depending on design, finish and installation needs. Most shutter companies today present a general price per square. At Elite, we prefer to provide a custom project making it difficult to present a square foot cost. However, when building a budget for plantation shutters, consider this: A standard window 32 X 70 can be $350 – $450 depending on the finish, design and mounting option.

How can I set a budget for window treatments?

When setting a good budget for your homes custom window treatment needs you have a wide range of options available to you. For quality materials custom designed for your home, a good rule of thumb is 2 – 5% of the value of your home. i.e. if you have a $500,000 home, our experience shows you can expect $7500-$15000  average for interior window treatments. Keep in mind that final design and product selections will greatly drive the final cost.

How can I set a budget for window treatments?

When setting a good budget for your homes custom window treatment needs you have a wide range of options available to you. For quality materials custom designed for your home, a good rule of thumb is 2 – 5% of the value of your home. i.e. if you have a $500,000 home, our experience shows you can expect $7500-$15000  average for interior window treatments. Keep in mind that final design and product selections will greatly drive the final cost.

Do Poly Shutters last longer than Wood Shutters?

Polypropylene comes in many forms, from hollow poly to aluminum reinforced poly and everything in between. A quality poly shutter can be helpful in a high humidity area such as a shower but in most situations a premium wood shutter is going to be stronger and last longer than a poly shutter. Poly shutters are extremely heavy and over time they tend to sag and “rack” in the window frame causing the shutter to drag. A quality-built wood shutter will not do either. Only low-quality wood shutters warp and “rack” in the window frame. In additional, poly shutters look and feel like plastic and they have limited design options. Here at Elite, we have stayed committed to a premium wood shutter for its longevity, beauty and versatility.

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Do Poly Shutters last longer than Wood Shutters?

Polypropylene comes in many forms, from hollow poly to aluminum reinforced poly and everything in between. A quality poly shutter can be helpful in a high humidity area such as a shower but in most situations a premium wood shutter is going to be stronger and last longer than a poly shutter. Poly shutters are extremely heavy and over time they tend to sag and “rack” in the window frame causing the shutter to drag. A quality-built wood shutter will not do either. Only low-quality wood shutters warp and “rack” in the window frame. In additional, poly shutters look and feel like plastic and they have limited design options. Here at Elite, we have stayed committed to a premium wood shutter for its longevity, beauty and versatility.

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Is Composite stronger than Wood for shutters?

In a word, NO! We are strong opponents to composite interior shutters. We have removed these inferior interior shutters from MANY homes. Composite is a fancy way of saying MDF. In simplest terms, you would not accept that an MDF piece of furniture from a discount store would be as strong to a solid wood piece of furniture. Interior shutters are no different. Composite (MDF) is simply sawdust glued back together and wrapped in vinyl. See our Faux vs Wood for more information.

What is the lifetime warranty for my shutters?

All Elite Plantation Shutters are backed by our Limited Lifetime Structural and Finish Warranty. See here for complete warranty information

Do I have to repaint my shutters?

While no painted finish can be warrantied against fading, we use every precaution to avoid wear and tear on our finish. We use a high grade acrylic finish on all of our interior shutters. With over 20 years in business we can proudly say we have never had a request for repaint for any reason other than to change the color!

How long does it take to build your shutters?

Our typical lead time is 4-6 weeks from the date of deposit. All shutters are custom made to your needs, therefor lead times vary but we make every effort to ensure on-time delivery.

Can you match my paint color?

Our standard is custom color. With each project, we will take your color and match it in our paint. We send you a color sample to approve before we paint your shutters.

Where are your shutters made?

We make all of our interior shutters and select exterior shutters in our Charlotte, North Carolina factory.

Where does your wood come from?

Our wood is sourced 100% from the USA! It is harvested from North Carolina to Wisconsin.

Is Composite stronger than Wood for shutters?

In a word, NO! We are strong opponents to composite interior shutters. We have removed these inferior interior shutters from MANY homes. Composite is a fancy way of saying MDF. In simplest terms, you would not accept that an MDF piece of furniture from a discount store would be as strong to a solid wood piece of furniture. Interior shutters are no different. Composite (MDF) is simply sawdust glued back together and wrapped in vinyl. See our Faux vs Wood for more information.

What is the lifetime warranty for my shutters?

All Elite Plantation Shutters are backed by our Limited Lifetime Structural and Finish Warranty. See here for complete warranty information

Do I have to repaint my shutters?

While no painted finish can be warrantied against fading, we use every precaution to avoid wear and tear on our finish. We use a high grade acrylic finish on all of our interior shutters. With over 20 years in business we can proudly say we have never had a request for repaint for any reason other than to change the color!

How long does it take to build your shutters?

Our typical lead time is 4-6 weeks from the date of deposit. All shutters are custom made to your needs, therefor lead times vary but we make every effort to ensure on-time delivery.

Can you match my paint color?

Our standard is custom color. With each project, we will take your color and match it in our paint. We send you a color sample to approve before we paint your shutters.

Where are your shutters made?

We make all of our interior shutters and select exterior shutters in our Charlotte, North Carolina factory.

Where does your wood come from?

Our wood is sourced 100% from the USA! It is harvested from North Carolina to Wisconsin.

Do you offer financing?

YES! Ask us about our 6 months and 12 months same as cash financing

What are your terms for payment?

We require 50% deposit and 50% is due at installation. 

Do shutters offer investment value to my home?

Absolutely! Interior plantation shutters are considered a very safe investment in your home. In fact, they are considered the only permanent treatments for the home, meaning that it could be incorporated into your appraisal value. 

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