Cost to Install Exterior Wood Shutters

Updated: January 2017

Exterior Wood Shutter Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Wood Shutter Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Raised panel shutters. Double offset mullion. Solid cedar. Unfinished. 1 yr warranty.
6 shutters$465.83$711.55
Wood Shutter Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install exterior wood shutters with favorable site conditions. Install wood 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.
6 shutters$465.83$711.55
Wood Shutter Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install exterior wood shutters including: corrosion resistant fasteners, flashing and exterior grade caulking, weather stripping and sealants.
6 shutters$465.83$711.55
Wood 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.
6 shutters$465.83$711.55
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Install Exterior Wood Shutters   
Average Cost per Shutter  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install Exterior Wood Shutters! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Exterior Wood Shutter Installation project. For a basic 6 shutters project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install Exterior Wood Shutters ranges between $125 - $223 per shutter.

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Cost to Install Exterior Wood 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 cedar 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 Wood Shutter Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Exterior Wood 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 Wood Shutter Installation. Add 15% to 23% 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.

Cost to Install Exterior Wood Shutters - References

Exterior Wood Shutter Installation - Average Cost Per Shutter

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Exterior Wood Shutter Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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