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DO YOUR OWN ESTIMATING

We gladly do free estimates but if you would like to do your own rough estimating; you can follow these guidelines. Pricing for shutters is based on the square footage of the shutter. Note that the dimensions of the shutter are greater than the raw opening dimensions to allow for overlap and a specified requirement for edge distance of the fasteners. This requirement is different based on the shutter type. Extra cost is involved if the track option is used or a build out is required.

1) Measure the raw opening size (width and height) in inches. Note that the raw opening size is a little greater than just the frame size. Shown in picture to the right

2) Increase opening dimmensions to obtain the finished shutter dimmensions as follows:
PANELS- Each panel covers 12" of width and the length is cut to fit the application. However, the width coverage is 1.5" greater than the number of panels X 12 (for example, 3 panels covers 36" + 1.5" or 37.5").


Add 10" to the raw height to get shutter height.


For example, an opening that is 37" wide by 62" high would require 3 panels at 72". Note that the extra 1.5" per opening is not included in the sq ft calculation therefore the shutter width is 36" and the shutter height is 72". In this case:
Finished shutter width= 36"
Finished shutter height= 72"

ACCORDIONS
Add stacking room to the opening width.
Opening Width___Add
36".....................12"
54".....................13"
60".....................13"
72".....................14"
96".....................15"
120"...................16"
Add 8" to the opening height

FABRIC

Add 10" to width and height

ROLL UP FABRIC or ALUNIMUM
Add 10" to width
Add 12" to height

COLONIALS
Add 1" to width and height (result of height must be an even number; round up if necessary)


BAHAMAS
Add 8" to width and height (result of height and width must be an even number; round up if necessary)

3) Calculate square feet
sq ft = shutter width times shutter height divided by 144
e.g... 36" X 72"/144 = 18 sq ft

4) Calculate Estimated Price
Get the price per sq ft from the Comparisons/Price Table and multiply it by the total number of square feet that you calculated.
Add in any options such as track or motors
Note:
Our price generally falls in the lower range of the published prices.


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