Sliding glass doors are probably the largest areas of exposed glass in your house. They are awesome for letting natural light into your home. They are also great for fresh air and views outside. But non-impact sliding glass doors are also a major vulnerability. Standard glass is vulnerable to hurricane force winds and flying debris during a hurricane. And sliding glass doors have a lot of glass. If your sliders break then your home will be exposed and at great risk of severe damage. So protecting them from breaking during a hurricane is important (to say the least).
If you are looking for hurricane shutters for sliding glass doors you are surely interested in their cost. So in this article we discuss the cost of hurricane shutters for sliding glass doors using a standard size sliding door and some popular shutter styles as examples.
Calculating Hurricane Shutters for Sliding Glass Doors Cost
Hurricane shutters cost is determined by two things:
- Square footage (size) of the sliding glass door – width x height (in feet) of the door
- Cost per square foot of the hurricane shutters – this will vary by the type of hurricane shutter
Finding Slider Door Width and Height
Use the diagram below to help you measure the square footage of your sliding doors. You should measure to the outside of the door frame as the best estimate.
Sliding Glass Doors Hurricane Shutter Formula
To calculate an estimate of the cost of the shutters for your slider you just multiply the square feet of your door times the cost per square foot of the shutters. To get a total cost you can add any other costs as appropriate for the type of shutters. For instance, for roll down shutters you would need to consider things like electrical work for automatic shutters, back up power systems, etc.
Sliding Glass Doors Hurricane Shutter Cost = Square footage (ft2) of the sliding doors X Cost per square foot ($) of the shutters
You might be curious what storm shutters cost. You can see costs of each type of hurricane shutter in our Hurricane Shutters Cost: 2023 Pricing Guide.
Example Costs of Hurricane Shutters for Sliding Glass Door
Below we provide some example cost estimates for shutters for your sliding glass doors. A range representing the average size of sliding doors are used. The width is for the total width of the sliding door opening (both panels).
|Total Door (opening) Size of All Panels (width x height)
|Total Door (opening)
Square Feet (Total Size)
|Accordion Shutters For Sliding Doors Cost (Range $)
|Storm Panels For Sliding Doors Cost (Range $)
|60″ W x 80″ H
|33.3 square feet
|$666 – $833*
|$400 – $533*
|72″ W x 80″ H
|40.0 square feet
|$800 – $1,000*
|$480 – $640*
|96″ W x 80″ H
|53.3 square feet
|$1066 – $1333*
|$640 – $853*
*DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ ABOUT GIVEN SHUTTER PRICING
It should be noted that the price ranges, even for one specific shutter type can vary widely from project to project. So the pricing depends on your specific home, the job, type of materials, and of course, your preference of shutter type (ex: roll down vs storm panels, etc.). With certain products, such as roll down shutters and screens, additional costs for motors and electrical work as well as back up power supplies/systems will apply.
It should also be noted that due to the current situation in the market and price inflation of raw materials our prices can fluctuate quite a bit over time due to many external factors, such as hikes in raw material costs (ie. metal), labor costs, etc.
So please take the costs given below as a rough, general pricing guidance. For an actual estimate contact us for a free in-home estimate.