Cost to Install Exterior Window Shutters

Updated: December 2019

Exterior Window Shutter Installation CalculatorZip Code
Shutters
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Shutter Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Decorative wood shutters. Unfinished.
1 shutter$91.67$112.68
Shutter Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install exterior window shutters with favorable site conditions. Install shutters with backing for leveling as needed. Use exterior grade fasteners with finish to match shutters. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 shutter$91.67$112.68
Shutter Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install exterior window shutters including: corrosion resistant fasteners, flashing and exterior grade caulking, weather stripping and sealants.
1 shutter$91.67$112.68
Shutter Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, 3 1/4" electric planer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 shutter$91.67$112.68
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Exterior Window Shutters   
Average Cost per Shutter  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 shutter, the cost to Install Exterior Window Shutters starts at $212 - $351 per shutter. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install Exterior Window Shutters - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of exterior shutter new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Exterior Window Shutter Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Exterior Window Shutter Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Exterior Window Shutter Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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