Cost Estimates for Hurricane Shutters

When it comes to protecting your home against hurricane damage, hurricane shutters ranks very near the top. You can prepare for hurricanes by using hurricane-proof glass, or by placing plywood barriers on your windows. But there is very little that can equal the protection and price of shutters. To learn more about them and how much they are likely to cost, check the information below.

Metal Shutters

These shutters are the strongest of all hurricane shutters. They are strong, inexpensive, and removable, but you will need space to store them, their sharp edges can cause injuries, and they are difficult to handle and to attach. Average cost: You'll pay about $7 per square foot.

Accordion Shutters

To use these shutters for protection during a storm, just unfold them. They are attached to an exterior wall near the window, can be arranged to cover a window by a single person.. However, they are less attractive and are more likely to break. For these shutters, the average price is about $18 per square foot.
There are a variety of other hurricane shutters, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, and you can pay as much as $55 per foot, or as little as $18 per foot. Plywood, however, is the least expensive at $1 to $5 per foot.