Pricing Structures Explained

Warning: The information below should be used for getting an approximate price only. Never order plantation shutters from an internet or mail order company. Craigslist and Ebay are filled with shutters that were either measured or ordered wrong. Can you afford to buy your plantation shutters TWICE?

How to Measure

There are two types of installations:

  • inside mount (installed inside window opening)
  • outside mount (installed outside the opening)

Outside mount pricing will be slightly more than an inside mount. Usually outside mounting adds 3" to opening width and height.

Inside Mount, with or without window frame or molding

Measure 3 times across the top and the bottom.

  • WIDTH: Measure the inside width of the window in 3 separate places- across the top, center and bottom between casings; use the smallest measurement.
  • HEIGHT: Measure the inside height in 3 separate places-vertically down the left, center and right of the opening. Use the smallest measurement. (The factory will deduct 1/8" top, bottom, left and right for clearance on all inside mounts.)

Outside Mount, with or without window frame or molding

  • WIDTH: Measure the inside width of the window in 3 separate places- across the top, center and bottom between casings; use the largest measurement and add 3".
  • HEIGHT: Measure the inside height in 3 separate places-vertically down the left, center and right of the opening. Use the largest measurement and add 3".

Your measurements are for quoting purposes only.

Always use a Certified Shutter Technician (CST) for final measure and install.

 

WIDTH X HEIGHT ÷ 144 = SQUARE FEET

 

Example

 

30 X 50 ÷ 144 = 10.41 square feet

 

Plantation shutter pricing varies depending where your home is located. Common pricing for a white wood or poly shutter can range from $19.95 to $26.95 depending on the material type and labor rates in your local area. Specialty shutters such as sunbursts, arched panels, bypass and exotic woods usually are much more per square foot. Plantation shutter companies offer many options and upgrades which generally increases the overall cost.

 

10.41 square feet X $19.95 sq ft = $207.67 (30” X 50” Shutter)