How Much Value Do Shutters Add to Your Home?
Answer: It depends.
Look, we'd love to be able to give you a neat and tidy calculation for the return on investment you can expect from adding shutters to your home … but it's not that simple. The numbers depend on a lot of things — like your location, home and shutters style, and the housing market.
However, here's what we can tell you: Upgrading or adding shutters to your home can vastly improve curb appeal, which is one of the top advantages you can give your home when you put it on the market.
First impressions mean a lot — and deteriorating shutters or bare-looking windows can turn off a prospective buyer before they even have the chance to see the inside. Shutters are known for giving homes a "finished" look that can help your facade stand out from the competition.
Plus, investing in shutters that will last can put prospective buyers at ease that they won't have to incur the cost of replacement shutters within the first few years of ownership. By choosing a shutter option that will last — like composite — you can add a little extra peace of mind into the sale.
So, while we can't give you a dollar for dollar comparison, we can tell you this: Adding new shutters to your house will improve the facade. And that can go a long way with increasing the value.
- Shutter Man