However, while most windows are very straight forward and as such can be assembled and installed without much extra work - there are situations which require a skilled craftsman. Of course, we speak of those special situations which require frame, chair rail, or other features to be customized by an experienced shutter craftsman in the field.
If you want your project to reflect the high quality appeal which plantation shutters offer, then this type of finish work is absolutely critical. Decisions must often be made by field personnel whether to cut into the shutter, or into the chair rail, baseboard trim, etc. Knowing what will look best in each unique situation is why the experienced shutter craftsman is worth the slightly higher labor fee.
Bottom line, please kindly be aware that to control cost many shutter companies hire general laborers to install shutters. To be fair, in 90% of the windows out there, this is a business model which works. However, when customization is needed, you would be well served to consider the experience of your shutter installer's "craftsmanship" credentials. They really do matter. Of course, a good place to start in this desire is to only hire licensed, bonded, and insured window covering or carpentry contractors.
Of course, we would love to help you with your specialized and customized plantation shutter project. Also, check out our online shutter cost calculator for a rough idea of what new shutters might cost.