Cost to Install Vertical Blinds – 2021

| Last Updated: August 20, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 321

$ 130

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 57% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install Vertical Blinds noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much are vertical blinds? A contractor charges $321 to install vertical blinds or do it yourself for $130 and save 60 percent. 

A vertical blind is a popular window treatment for sliding glass doors and windows because it provides privacy that can be controlled like a horizontal blind with vanes that open, close, and fold away stacked on one side. To operate you use a pull cord wand that adjusts the angle and movement of the vanes.

These can be light-filtering or room-darkening and made of vinyl or covered in fabric that matches a header valance installed across the top. You’ll find vertical blinds sold at home and design centers in a variety of sizes to fit different shape windows.

A handyman will charge $321 to install a good quality vertical blind on a 6-foot wide by 7-foot high patio door. This includes labor and material. You can buy the blind and wall anchors for $130 and install it yourself, pocketing a 60 percent saving. You’ll need an electric drill and bits, screwdriver, tape measure and a ladder. It helps to have someone on hand to hold one end of the blind while you work on the other.

If you have little kids, choose a vertical blind with a safety wand that eliminates the looped pull cord and keeps it out of a toddler’s reach and harm’s way.

The average price to install vertical blinds noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. 

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