Angled Shutters Are a Good Value
If you have angled windows, you probably realize that finding the right window covering is a bit of a challenge. Shutters are one of the best choices if you want to have a window treatment that allows for adjusting the amount of light or privacy that you have in the room. I’ve done a variety of blogs on the topic of shutters with angle tops, but one thing I never talked about was the good value of angled shutters.
Cost of Shutters For Angled Windows
The cost of doing ANY shaped window is more than doing a rectangular opening. But, I personally feel that shutters offer the best bang for the buck. Let me kind of give you an idea of how the pricing works. I never get too specific for blogs because prices change, especially during the current (transitory) inflation. But here is the overall idea of how they are priced.
The way we price angled shutters are by taking the overall width in inches and multiplying that number by the overall height in inches. For example, a window that is 5 feet wide (60 inches) by 3 feet high (36 inches) is 15 square feet. If you measure in inches then it is 60 x 36 = 2160 square inches. Then we divide by 144 (1 square foot) and get the same total, 15 square feet. Then we multiply that amount by the cost per square foot. In 2021, the current pricing is anywhere from $20 to $120 per square foot depending on the manufacturer that we choose.
Then we add the price of doing angled shutters. Count on a price that will add a few hundred dollars per unit. So, let’s say that you had this window and chose a mid-grade shutter that was $50 per square foot, then you cost will end up being somewhere in the $1500 range for this shutter. As you can see in the video, it is a great look for the money. It gives you tons of options for use, including Motorization, but this adds on extra costs to the pricing.
Costs of Other Angled Window Coverings
Most angled window coverings that are on the market don’t move. They stay in the position they are ordered in. The costs may be a little less than shutters, but they don’t give you the ability to control things like light and insulation. Also, you lose the view with most angled window treatments, though there are exceptions. The product that we do most often are honeycomb shades that lift up and down. They are amazingly functional and they maximize the view and are easily motorized. But, the price on these is significantly more expensive than angled shutters.
So, the bottom line is that you will need a consultation to make the right choice for your windows. Make sure that you consider all of these options so you are thrilled with how your project turns out. Thanks for checking out our blog. Please call us to set up an appointment if you’d like our assistance.
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