As a traditional style of window protection, colonial shutters attach to the window's side walls and fold inward to close. Permanently fixed to the window frame and held open by a clip system, they can quickly and easily be closed and secured with a brace bar when a storm approaches.
- Cost: Moderately priced when compared with other window protection products, colonial shutters run roughly $18 to $30 per square foot.
- Effect on home insurance: Possible discount depending on state and carrier.
- Pros: The shutters can easily be closed by one person. They can add decorative curb appeal to a home.
- Cons: They must be permanently installed on the house, a process that can be expensive and time-consuming. Professional installation may be required.