One of the most common questions we receive about accordion shutters is “How much do hurricane shutters cost?”.
Which factors affect Accordion Shutter Prices?
In general this question is hard to answer without knowing a few facts. Accordion hurricane shutter pricing can vary based on the design of the shutter, the materials used, and the method in which the shutters attach to your home.
The effect of design options on cost
There are many county-approved accordion shutter designs on the market, and each design carries a slightly different average cost per square foot. The most popular designs are the Supernova Accordion Shutter, The Bertha Hurricane Shutter, and the Impact High Velocity Hurricane Shutter.
The effect of attachment options on accordion shutter price
Depending on the construction of your home, whether or not your windows have decorative bands, or you want to install hurricane shutters as a patio enclosure or on a curved window. Hurricane shutter pricing can vary wildly. When you have a unique feature on a window, it’s possible that a specialty attachment method might need to be utilized to adequately protect your home. For most of specialty attachment methods, this comes with an slightly increased cost.
Single-Family Home vs. Condos
Depending on the construction or location of your home, it may be necessary for us to take additional precautions or use alternative materials, to keep you, your family, and our installation crews safe. For example, if you live in a home that has more than two floors, we would need to utilize a crane, or set up scaffolding around your home to safely install the shutters. The most popular option is using a crane because it is much easier to set up, and reduces time dedicated to clean up after the job is complete. Although on average, accordion shutter jobs will cost around $500 extra per day when a crane is required to complete the project.
Transparency in Hurricane Shutter Pricing
Pricing hurricane shutters are difficult, as there are so many custom window sizes, and specific instances where specialty attachment methods must be used to meet code requirements. While the vast majority of windows can be measured by you and compared to our average price per square foot cost, in around 5-10% of cases, there are special considerations where a special attachment may need to be used, and most times, only our engineer can recognize this and be able to give you an accurate price (even our sales representatives sometimes can’t special installation cases.)
How much (on average) do hurricane accordion shutters cost?
So back to the main question, how much do accordion shutters cost? Our average price (including installation and tax [excluding permits)) works out to around $15 dollars per square foot. This price is based on the average size of an accordion shutter installation(400 to 700 sq. ft.)
If your project is smaller than average, you will on average pay a bit more per square foot. If your project is larger than average, you’ll pay a bit less per square foot.
This price also does not include any special attachments such as; radius tracks, patio enclosure, C5 connection, cutting concrete or tile, etc.
How to calculate your estimated accordion shutter price
In order to calculate an approximate price for accordion shutters, simply measure each of your windows in inches. Multiply the length and width of the window and then divide the result by 144.
This equasion will give you the square footage of the window itself. Since shutters are installed outside the window, add an additional 15 percent to the square footage of your window (1.15 times your square footage). Do this for each opening and add all of the amounts together.
Length (in inches) × Width (in inches) / 144 ×1.15 = Complete Shutter Size
Once you have your total square footage it is easy to get a ballpark price for accordion shutters.
If you have more than 350 square feet, the price will be around $15 dollars. If you have less than 350 square feet, the price can be a little higher per square foot.
Although, this general calculations may not apply in some cases, we feel that we owe it to our customers to be up front about our accordion shutter pricing by providing a quick and easy way to estimate how much it will cost to install hurricane shutters on your home. Also its important to note that this information may be out of date, as hurricane shutter pricing changes based on the price of aluminum. The most reliable way to get an accurate price is to call and get an estimate.
Price of Hurricane Shutters
In summary, use the average price of $14.95 dollars a square foot to obtain your accordion shutter cost. This price is based on the standard installation with no specialty tracks or attachments used.
For a more simple, quick estimate of how much it would cost to install accordion shutters, figure about $500 per window for an average home. Depending on the size of your window, the prices may vary. If you have a lot of smaller windows, the price will be a little cheaper. If you have a lot of large windows, the price will likely be a bit more expensive.
Best Accordion Shutter Prices
At Assured Storm Protection, we offer the lowest prices on quality shutters from any qualified dealer in the South Florida area. We are able to offer exceptional pricing due to our volume of installations. We also manufacture our own shutters in-house so we can pass our savings to the consumer.
3 Lines of Hurricane Shutters:
Our three lines of hurricane shutters allows us to provide our customers with the utmost selection. We offer the budget friendly Impact Technology Hurricane Shutter, the dependable Bertha Accordion Shutter, and the most visually attractive Supernova Hurricane Shutter. All three shutter styles are guaranteed to provide years of protection with weather resistant parts, a superior paint process for a long lasting finish, and additional options available such as clear blades, peek holes, and a tighter stacking design.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
This article is not kept up to date with current pricing.
Please contact us for the most up-to-date pricing.