There are many factors to consider when deciding to buy shutters. Your home’s overall decor, any specific use you have for shutters and cost are some of the critical factors in determining whether to install window shutters.Many different things can impact the cost of window shutters. The size and style, location and materials can all affect the amount you could pay for shutters.Read on for our comprehensive list of factors that influence how much window shutters cost.Why Shutters?Window shutters are rapidly gaining in popularity in the UK. In America, they have long been staples of home decor, thanks, in part, to the extreme weather that parts of the USA face. Here in the UK, many people are starting to recognise the excellent functionality and style that shutters can provide.Ease of maintenance, functionality and attractiveness all play a part in making shutters an excellent choice for any home. A prospective buyer will be able to find window shutters to suit any house and which come in various styles and colours that will complement any colour scheme. They also provide privacy, protection for windows and help to insulate a home.The Benefits Of Window Shutters – Saving You Money Over TimeThere are so many benefits to having window shutters on your home. They are an attractive alternative to blinds and curtains and are easy to maintain – simply wipe them over every week. They are long-lasting, which will ultimately save you money in the long run.Shutters are also excellent for giving your home instant kerb appeal, so if and when the time comes that you consider selling your home you will be secure in the knowledge that your home is looking its best.Shutters can add value to your property thanks to their insulating properties and their attractive finish.MaterialThe material used for your shutters will naturally influence the cost. Fortunately, shutters are available in a wide range of materials, meaning that you will be able to find a material that suits you and your budget.While you may be able to find cheaper, plastic window shutters for cutting costs, it is worth noting that this type of shutter is unlikely to stand the test of time. This is unlike our window shutters, which are made of the very highest quality materials and will last for years to come. These shutters cost more than very cheap, plastic ones, but these shutters are made from better quality materials, and so will last longer.InsulationOne of the many advantages of shutters is an increase in insulation in your home. You can buy shutters with this specific purpose in mind, saving you money in the long run. Shutters will ensure that your home stays cosy and warm in winter and helps keep your home cooler during the summer months.While these may sometimes cost more for the initial installation, shutters will save you money on energy bills – protecting your bank balance and the environment at the same time!Size of ShuttersThe size of your windows and, therefore, your shutters will also play a role in the overall cost. If you have large, bay windows, this may cost more, simply due to the extra materials needed. Likewise, if you want shutters in one room or on one side of your home, then the cost will be lower. A whole-house installation will have a higher price, though the benefits that you will feel from a complete shutter installation will offset these costs over time.The size of your shutters depends on your own taste and budget, as well as the size of your windows. There are different shutter solutions to suit any budget, such as our cafe style shutters, which cover the lower half of a window, allowing natural light to protect privacy.WeatherWaterproof shutters may increase the cost of your installation. You can choose specific material when stalling shutters that will protect your home against adverse weather, including rainfall. This is an excellent option for anyone living in a flood-prone area. For instance, if your home is in a rural area with less protection from the elements, shutters could make a massive difference in keeping your home safe from the elements.While this type of shutter can cost more, it will undoubtedly save you money over the years by protecting your home from water damage.Non-Standard Window SizeIf you have windows in sizes that differ from the standard, it may cost more to install shutters. This is because standard-sized shutters may not fit properly into non-standard windows, meaning that your shutters will have to be made bespoke to your home’s measurements.StyleSome shutters are more complex than others and provide different levels of protection, look and ease of use. From tracked shutters that allow you to easily open the shutters to let in sunlight to skylight shutters, there are as many different styles as there are budgets.Whether you’re new to shutters and want a traditional setup or are interested in trying something new and exciting in your home, you will be able to find the shutters to suit.SecurityFor some extra security to your home, you could consider installing our aluminium shutters. These shutters are intruder resistant as well as being proof against being lifted out of their runners. This is perfect for any home that wants some extra peace of mind. The cost of these shutters will be made up quickly by keeping your home safe, allowing you to sleep easy at night.InstallationHaving shutters professionally installed will add to the initial expense of getting shutters for your home. It is worth keeping in mind that professional installation will add longevity to your shutters that will offset the initial cost over time. We offer a three-year warranty on all of our installations for further peace of mind. As such, our shutters cost more, but they are the best possible quality and are installed professionally.No matter your requirements from style to functionality, you are sure to find the right shutters for your home here at the Oxford Shutter Company. If you want more information on costs and available options, and for a free, easy consultation, get in touch now!You May Also Be Interested In:How Much Are Shutters5 Types Of Shutters For Windows You Should ConsiderProfessional VS DIY Shutter Installation: Which Is Best?