Accordion shutters are made of extruded aluminum and offer certain advantages unique to this type of hurricane protection product. For example they can be placed around curved surfaces and can be used for any height. You can operate them from inside or outside. They can be secured from inside and can easily be retrofitted to a construction.
These shutters are not removable and they stay in place once fitted. The advantages that these shutters bring, the materials used, and labor are factors that influence the cost of hurricane shutters. The shutters are sold on a per square foot basis. So you need to first get the area right. The cost of the shutter per opening into the number of same openings will give you the total cost. If you should decide to do the installation as a DIY job then you can save a fair bit of the cost but for this you need to know what you’re doing and try your best to get it right the first time. There are many online price comparison and price calculation sites that will give you prices once you feed in the size and dimension details. Be sure to talk to customer service representatives of the company if you have a large or a difficult to cover space.
Accordion shutters are amongst the least expensive shutter options; but ensure that the shutters you put up are hurricane-proof and meet the building codes of your county. Rolling shutters, Bahama shutters, and colonial shutters are invariably more expensive than accordion shutters. You can compare prices from suppliers before making a decision on whom to go with. Basically, be prepared to pay between $15 – $25 per square foot for accordion shutters.