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How Much do Shutters Cost to Install?

Shutters may be commonly associated with creating a certain curb appeal for a home, but there are many other reasons that including shutters can be advantageous. Shutters may help block out direct sunlight and cool a space during the summer, and it can also give homeowners greater privacy in their bedrooms and living rooms. Whatever the reason for choosing shutters, you might be wondering how much it costs to have them professionally installed. This guide can give you a better idea of the costs associated with installing shutters in your home.

National Install Shutters Costs

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National Install Shutters Costs
Average reported cost $1,462
Number of Cost Profiles 303 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $75
Maximum reported cost $5,000
Most homeowners spent between: $765 to $1,500

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Average Cost of Professional Shutter Installation

Many homeowners simply want to have an approximate cost, so that they can better budget for their own shutter installation expenses. While there is no magic number, a good idea is to estimate the average cost, which is between $1,304 and $2,006 for a traditional home.

Interior vs. Exterior Shutters

One big factor to keep in mind when having shutters professionally installed is that they can go on either the interior or the exterior of your windows. Interior shutters may be more expensive than fixed, exterior shutters, but the exact costs will depend on your home's siding and whether you have any wiring or light fixtures on the home's interior that might affect interior shutters.

Choosing Fixed or Movable Shutters

Fixed shutters, used almost exclusively on the exterior of homes, are primarily aesthetic. They can help create a welcoming, traditional look for the home, and they have the potential to increase a house's curb appeal and future resale value. Movable shutters are far more practical, and they can help with issues like storms, home cooling and privacy. However, movable shutters will be more expensive, and the costs of installation will fall on the higher end of the range mentioned above.

Other Factors Influencing Total Installation Cost

When having shutters professionally installed, the material and shape will also play a role in total cost. Customized shutters in unusual shapes can be attractive, but their shape may be confusing for installers and require additional labor. Wood shutters are also the most expensive option, but cheaper shutter materials can include vinyl and plastic.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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