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Window coverings are an important part of any home. They provide privacy, light control, and decor. Buying the right window covering for your home can save you money on your energy bill, get you up to $1,200 back in a tax credit, and increase the resell value of your home.

All of these are great, but how much do custom window treatments cost? Ranging from ready order paper window coverings to fully custom, automated window coverings the price of window treatments can range anywhere from $50 a window to well over $1,000 per window. In this article, we will guide you through the different elements that affect the price of window coverings.

Window Treatment Cost Elements

When you buy window treatments, you aren’t just buying a piece of fabric. You are buying the manufacturers warranty, the companies customer service, and the ease of install.

Window Treatment Style

There are endless options of window treatment styles on the market. Whatever look you are going for in your home, we have it. While we can’t put a specific dollar amount on the window covering based on just the style, we will use a system similar to restaurants. $ representing the most affordable styles and $$$$ representing the most expensive.


Available in metal, faux wood, or hardwood blinds are the most affordable window covering. They serve their purpose without adding any frills or design elements. The Hunter Douglas Parkland wood blinds and Ever Wood faux wood blinds are the blinds we carry.


Available in vinyl, faux wood, or wood shutters are our best seller. They are beautiful, durable, and add to the resell value of your home. The Hunter Douglas Heritance hardwood shutter, NewStyle hybrid shutter, and Palm Beach vinyl shutter are the shutters we carry.

Honeycomb Shades

Cellular shades are known for their insulation abilities. Most manufactures only carry a single or dual-cell honeycomb shade, at Value Blinds and Shutters, we carry the patented Duette from Hunter Douglas. This shade has a cell-in-a-cell construction and is 3x more insulating than any other honeycomb on the market. It also is the only shade that qualifies for a $1,200 federal energy-efficiency tax credit.

Roller Shades

Roller shades offer a sleek, modern design. They have quickly increased in popularity and offer tons of fabric selection. We carry Hunter Douglas designer roller shades. designer banded or ‘zebra’ shades, designer solar shades, and many other options.

Roman Shades

The Roman shade is the classic decorative window covering. We carry a wide selection of roman shades from Hunter Douglas and Carole Fabrics.

Sheer Shades

Sheer shades offer UV protection while preserving your view to the outdoors. The Silhouette and Pirouette from Hunter Douglas are the sheer shades we offer.

Illuminated Shades

Illuminated shades are the newest innovation to the window covering market and are exclusively offered by Hunter Douglas. The Aura Illuminated shade can create the perfect amount of light in any room, day or night.

Size of Windows

This one is pretty obvious, as windows get bigger, so do the prices. One thing that can surprise most consumers is that with fabric products, adding with is more expensive then adding height. This is because all of our hardware is made out of metal. When we add height, no hardware is added.

Window Treatment Automation

Home automation is the newest trend and motorized window treatments are the future. All of our window treatments are motorized using Hunter Douglas’ PowerView Gen III system. With PowerView, you can control your window coverings from the remote, the PowerView app, using your voice with Alexa and Google, or integrate it with your home automation system. Expect to pay $100-$450 per window to automate your shades.

Window Treatment Installation

Most custom window covering companies use subcontractors to install their product. These subcontractors charge $50-100 per window depending on the product. This can add up quickly when you are finishing a whole house. At Value Blinds and Shutters, our installers are our own salaried employees and when you buy through us, installation is free.

Window Treatment Repair

Hunter Douglas offers the industry leading limited lifetime warranty on all of their window treatments. While parts and a repair may always be free, depending on the company you buy from labor and trim charges may not be free. On average, labor fees run at $40/hr and trip charges start at $150.

Value Blinds and Shutters is a Hunter Douglas verified warranty center in Douglas County, Colorado. When you buy your window coverings through us, warranty work is free for life. We do not charge our customers a trip charge or a labor fee.

How to Know You Are Getting a Good Deal on Window Coverings

When you are in the market for window coverings, it is important to compare apples to apples. Just as any other industry, there are options to fit every budget, so compare prices for the same product from the same brand where you can.

Ask for the Complete Price

When you receive a quote for custom window treatments, make sure the quote includes shipping, installation, taxes, and any additional fees. The last thing you want as a customer is to be surprised with additional costs on installation day.

Use Your Local Experts

Value Blinds and Shutters has been Denvers first choice for custom window treatments since 2003. We have built our business on operating with integrity and putting our customers first. Call us at 303-663-8120 to schedule your free design consultation, or visit our showroom at 735 Park St. Unit L, Castle Rock, CO 80109 to browse products. Our experts are ready to help answer your “How much do window treatments cost” question.

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