How Much Does It Cost to Install Shutters?

by Hannah Stephens
white window with black shutters

Is your home's exterior looking lackluster? Shutter installation adds insulation and vintage-style charm, but the cost can vary significantly depending on the shutter type.

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So, how much do shutters cost? Let's explore shutter pricing per window and for a whole house.

How Much Do Shutters Cost?

Exterior shutters cost between $50 and $1,000 (CAD 681 and CAD 1,361) per window, according to data from Fixr. Basic flat panel shutters start from around $50 (CAD 68) for a medium-sized pair. At the most expensive end of the scale, accordion-style shutters could set you back up to $1,000 (CAD 1,361) per window.

How Much Does Shutter Installation Cost?

Most shutter installation companies charge a flat rate per unit. According to, professional installers typically charge $107 to $173 (CAD 68 to CAD 408) per window in labor fees, not including the cost of the shutters themselves.

What Factors Impact Shutter Prices?

Shutter installation costs can vary significantly, and understanding the factors affecting shutter prices can help you choose options to suit your budget. (Pricing data from Fixr.)


The larger your windows, the more you'll pay to install shutters. It costs around $40 to $200 (CAD 54 to CAD 272) to install decorative shutters on a small window measuring 16 inches by 20 inches. Meanwhile, installing shutters on an extra-large window could cost up to $1,200 (CAD 1,634) if you use premium materials.


The style of your new shutters significantly impacts the price. Flat panel shutters are the cheapest option at $50 to $300 (CAD 68 to CAD 408) per unit. Board and batten shutters are also relatively affordable at $50 to $600 (CAD 68 to CAD 817). Roller shutters are often the most expensive option.

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Some shutter materials are more affordable than others. If you're on a tight budget, you can purchase affordable vinyl or faux wood shutters for around $100 to $300 (CAD 136 to CAD 408) per pair. Synthetic foam shutters, solid wood and aluminum options are midrange in terms of price. MDF is the most expensive shutter material at $300 to $700 (CAD 408 to CAD 953) per pair.

Opening Mechanism

Most decorative shutters open manually. However, you can also purchase motorized shutters that open and shut when you push a button. Motorized units are more expensive, but they could be a good option if you want to increase your home's security or struggle to open shutters by hand. Manual shutters typically cost $300 to $700 (CAD 408 to CAD 953) per pair, while motorized models could cost almost twice as much.

How Much Does Shutter Installation Cost for a Door?

Shutter installation is a common option for windows, but you can also use shutters to decorate exterior doors. As you might expect, shutter installation on a door is more expensive due to the size. Most homeowners spend around $100 to $800 (CAD 136 to CAD 1,089) per window, compared with $80 to $1,200 (CAD 109 to CAD 1,634) for a standard-sized door.

How Much Does It Cost to Install Shutters on a Whole House?

How much shutters cost for a whole house depends on several factors, including the size and number of windows and the shutter type. Most homeowners spend between $2,000 and $4,000 (CAD 2,723 and CAD 5,446) on whole-house shutter installation. Installing basic units on a small house could cost as little as $1,500 (CAD 2,042).

All CAD conversions are based on the exchange rate on the date of publication.