How Much Does it Cost to Repair Shutters?

Typical Range:

$139 - $438

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Updated September 3, 2021

Reviewed by Andy Kilborn, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Shutter Repair Cost

Window shutter repair costs $274 on average. You can expect to pay between $139 and $438. You’ll often hire a window installation professional or a handyman for $20 to $60 per hour. Costs for repairs depend on a few factors including the type of repair, material and accessibility. Sometimes it’s cheaper to replace than to repair.

You might use shutters for various reasons, including filtering sunlight, providing privacy, protecting against weather and adding to the aesthetics of your home. You can install them both outside and inside (like plantation or café shutters).

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National Average $274
Typical Range $139 - $438
Low End - High End $75 - $961

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 974 HomeAdvisor members.

Average Window Shutter Repair Costs

On average, you’ll spend $250 for shutter repairs. With new shutter installation costing $1,000 to $3,500, it’s often cheaper to do repairs. Average costs vary a bit depending on the type of material you have.

Storm Shutter Repairs

Storm and hurricane shutter repairs cost $400 to $3,000 or more. Storm shutters to protect against violent storms often have electrical components that might need replacing or repair. If you have remote-controlled shutters, those parts can increase the cost of your repair.

Shutter Replacement Cost by Material Types

Shutter replacement costs $125 to 1,150 per window, and prices vary based on factors like style, size and material. The following prices include removal of your old shutters and new installation. When replacing, it’s also a good time to look at the best type of shutters for your area and home.

Material Per Window Notes
Wood $550 - $1,000 Prices vary depending on the wood type: Hickory, pine, engineered, maple, and oak.
Aluminum / Steel / Wrought Iron $300 - $1,150 Most new decorative wrought iron is a style made from aluminum or steel.
Vinyl $125 - $450 Vinyl usually requires replacement for damage.
Composite $200 - $750 Composites, like vinyl, are hard to repair and need replacement.

Shutter Repair Parts Prices

Shutter repair parts cost $2 to $30 each. Motorized parts cost up to $200. If you repair hardware like rods, pins, catches, knobs, and springs, these items are relatively less expensive than repairing or replacing louvers. Fixing a loose frame or adding new hinges, while time-consuming, costs less than replacement.

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Factors Affecting Shutter Repair

Shutters come in a wide range of styles and materials. And repairs aren’t a

  • Location: Rural areas might cost more due to travel time for your professional.

  • Complexity: Complex projects with multiple steps take more time than a simple fix, like replacing a hinge. More time means more cost.

  • Accessibility: If your shutter is difficult to access you might incur extra cost for the risk and difficulty in reaching that area.

  • Extent of Damage: The more damaged the shutter, the more it’ll cost to fix.

  • Material Type: You can fix wood and metal, but it’s difficult to repair some vinyl and composite panels.

Shutter Refurbishing

For a new look, talk to your contractor about refurbishing rather than replacing. It gives your home a new look and new looking shutters and it’s easier on the environment. To refurbish, you’ll need first to repair then refinish the shutters you own. That might mean sanding, painting, or staining.

DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

You can do many small repairs, like replacing a hinge, yourself. However, you’ll need to consider the time and difficulty for repairs. Is it worth it to repair shutters yourself? Before investing your time, consider getting a quote from a professional. Local shutter repair professionals usually offer free quotes.

FAQs

Can shutters be repaired?

Most shutters can be repaired, depending on the damage. Often, vinyl and composite shutters need replacement if the damage is too severe.

How much does it cost to replace a shutter?

Replacing a shutter costs $250 on average, about the same as installation. You may need to pay an extra fee for disposal, which varies a bit by professional and location.

How hard is it to replace shutters?

Replacing shutters isn’t a difficult task; it just takes time to do it properly.

How much does window shutters cost?

Window shutters cost $25 to $500 per panel, not including any extra hardware or installation.

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