Cost to Install a Window Shade

Cost to Install a Window Shade

How much does it cost to install a window shade? The contractor cost to install a window shade is $200 vs. doing it yourself for $160 and saving 20 percent. Add your ZIP Code for a local cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 1.1 DIY 2.5
Money Pro $200 DIY $160
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $200 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Contemporary furnishings have a clean, unfussy appeal. To complete that look, you won’t go wrong choosing a tailored roller window shade that adds texture and good looks to the room. The clean line of a shade is an eye-catching accent that blends nicely with furnishings, whether in a bedroom, cozy den or larger family room.

An installer will charge $200, which includes labor and material, to install a good quality custom fabric 30-inch wide, 60-inch long roller shade with a pull cord in a window. You can buy the shade for $160 and install it yourself and save 20 percent. If you have basic carpentry skills, the installation is easy. You mark the location of the holes for the mounting brackets with a pencil, use a hand drill to make the holes and then install the brackets with a screwdriver.

Before ordering, decide where you want to mount the shade on the wall or window frame, and then measure the width and length to determine the exact dimensions of the shade. The shade will be custom-cut to those dimensions and come with the number of brackets needed to support it.

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That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install a window shade lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

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DIY 63%
PRO 37%

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