Roller Shutter Installation Cost on HIREtrades

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How Much Does it Cost to Install Roller Shutters?

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Roller shutters are a great addition to your home. They are stylish and come in different colours that are suited to any space. Furthermore, they provide weather protection and security to your homes.

Installing roller shutters can range from $250 and $2,500 depending on the design, size, and construction of the roller shutter.

For small manual roller shutters, expect to pay around $250 and $400 while larger electric models can go around $1,000 and $2,000 or higher.

If you are searching at buying roller shutters, the average costs of roller shutters in different cities are as follows:

  • Melbourne: $450 to $1,000
  • Perth: $450 to $1,200
  • Adelaide: $450 to $1,200
  • Sydney: $500 to $1,500
  • Brisbane: $800 to $1,500
  • Canberra: $800 to 1,400
  • Darwin: $800 to $1,500
  • Hobart: $800 to $1,400

Furthermore, other factors may affect the shutter price. Hence, you should be ready to shell out more cash if needed.

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How Much Does Roller Shutter Installer Charge?

Although homeowners can install their roller shutters, some prefer to have them installed by professional handymen.

Generally, if you bought your roller shutters from your local hardware stores, you may ask for an installation quote. However, the installation cost depends on different factors.

For example, average costs for installing plantation shutters may cost around $250 to $500/sq metre. Most installers charge about $50 to $100 per hour.

Electric roller shutters require an electrician to install the electrical wiring and connections. Having one roller shutter installed is more expensive than having several shutters installed.

Hence, it is best to plan and make sure that you will have several roller shutters installed in your home at the same time to save money. Get different proposals so you can choose the best deal.

Additionally, when hiring a roller shutter installer, be sure to check if they have a valid insurance policy and licences to ensure you are covered in the event of an unforeseen event.

Types of Roller Shutter and Its Cost

There are different types of roller shutters in the market and they all have a different and unique purpose. The most important purpose is that they give adequate protection to your homes.

Roller shutters serve as protection from elements and provide security against vandals and burglars. They also act as UV protection from the sun and serve as elegant interior décor.

Here are the different types of roller shutters:

Exterior/Interior Roller Shutters

Roller shutters provide multiple functions for both home and business. Exterior shutters serve as protection from harsh elements like hail or stones. Interior shutters, on the other hand, offer exceptional décor in any space.

The average costs of these roller shutters are about $250-$1,200.

Security Roller Shutters

These types of roller shutters are designed to keep homes and businesses from vandals, burglars, and other threats such as break-ins or forced entries. Costs may range around $800-$2,000.

Aluminum Roller Shutters

These roller shutters boost the energy efficiency of your property. It provides an array of customised convenience and different design options to increase your home’s efficiency. Average costs range from $500-$1,200.

Manual or Electric Roller Shutters

Manual roller shutters are cheaper options as they are operated manually. They roll up and down with the use of a hand-operated mechanism. Meanwhile, electric roller shutters are pricier because of their electric-powered motor.

Electric roller shutters also need an electrician to be installed due to its wiring installation adding more expense. If hiring an electrician is not included in your budget, you may choose battery-operated roller shutters instead.

The average costs for manual shutters are about $250-$400 while electric shutters go for about $1,000-$2,000.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Roller Shutter Installation

Many factors affect the cost of installing roller shutters. Here are some of them:


Roller shutters serve different functions. It can either be for decorative purposes, added security, or protection from various elements such as heat, dirt, stones, and the like.

So, if you live in a place where there are frequent storms or other weather disturbances, you might need a roller shutter that will be able to protect your windows from flying debris.

Roller shutters designed for such purpose can be more expensive rather than the regular domestic models.


The type of material also plays a crucial factor in the roller shutter’s cost. Here are some of the estimated cost of each material:

  • Steel: the most secure and durable material of roller shutters. It is generally used for added security, and they can be pricier.

They are heavier than other materials and installation can also be difficult and more expensive.

  • PVC: are shock resistant and durable type of plastic. It is sturdier and can last longer than aluminium material. However, they are not suitable for protection such as bushfires.
  • Aluminium: the most preferred material for roller shutters because it is designed for different purposes such as insulation, energy efficiency, and even decorative purposes.

It is customisable, and you can choose whatever colour you want, depending on the space it will get installed.

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Interior or exterior installation

Roller shutters can get installed inside or outside of your homes or buildings. Both offer protection, but an exterior roller shutter is better, especially for protection from various weather disturbances.


The size of the roller shutter also affects the cost greatly. Here are the average prices of roller shutters depending on its size and type:

Size Average Price for electric roller shutters Average Price for manual shutters
600mm high X 800mm wide $500 – $660 $300
800mm high X 1200mm wide $550 – $725 $350
1200mm high X 1800mm wide $690 – $840 $500
1800mm high X 2400mm wide $900 – $1,000 $725

Manual roller shutters are generally cheaper than electric shutters.

Type of roller shutters

Manual roller shutters are the cheapest option. It can cost around $250 – $400 per unit while electric shutters cost around $1,000 and $1,400.

Battery-powered, on the other hand, is more expensive than the other two types. It can cost $50 or more than electric-powered shutters.

However, they can provide more savings in the future because it is energy efficient and it does not need to be installed by a licensed electrician.


Obviously, if you opt to get an electric roller shutter, it will cost more because you need a licensed electrician for its installation.

If hiring an installer keep in mind that other factors such as travel time and difficulty of the installation may also affect the cost.

Where to Hire a Roller Shutter Installer?

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With an Australian-wide directory of tradies, you will be able to hire a roller shutter installer that will best suit your needs easily.

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