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Install Panel Track Shades

Find the average cost to install panel track shades yourself compared with having an installer do the job. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.  
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National Average Cost
Install Panel Track Shades


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  • DIY
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  • 2.5


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  • $1,250
  • $1,100

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Today’s Tip: Tight ceiling tiles

If you have trouble getting a ltight-fitting ceiling tile to drop back into place use a shop vac nozzle aimed at where the tile binds. The suction action will usually pull the corner into place.

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