Cost to Install a Window Shade
Find the average cost to install a window shade yourself compared with hiring a contractor. 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.
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 $275 to hang 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 $180 and install it yourself and save 35 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.
National Average Cost
Install a Window Shade
- DIY 63%
- PRO 37%