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How Much Do Patio Door Blinds Cost to Install?

In Canada, the average cost to supply and install patio door blinds is $500 for one patio door, tax excluded.

The average labour cost for installing patio door blinds, including materials, is $50 per job. Labour can range from $20 to $100 total, while the patio door blinds cost can range from $250 per door, up to $2,000 for premium options. The exact cost will depend on the type of blinds chosen, patio door size, shape and features.

Patio Door Blinds Cost by Type

The type of outdoor patio blinds you choose will impact your overall installation cost. The patio door blinds options listed below are a representative sample:

Type of Patio Door Blinds

Average Cost Per Patio Door

Price Range

Per Patio Door

Vertical patio door blinds

$330

$250 - $600

Sliding door cellular shades $400

$300 - $750

Patio door shutters

$1,200

$1,000 - $2,000

Patio door dual shades/Zebra shades/Horizontal shades

$525

$450 - $950

Patio Door Rollershades

$350

$240 - $600

All costs represent Canada-wide pricing and exclude applicable taxes. Costs shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not apply to all situations. Average prices represent average blinds costs per patio door and do not include installation. During the free in-home or virtual consultation, the Home Depot Installer will recommend the most appropriate custom patio door blinds options, based on the customer’s stated needs and style preferences, as well as other unique factors.

Choosing Between Types of Patio Door Blinds

Patio door blinds are available in a range of style and material options, each of which is specially geared to match your particular needs and budget. To help determine which types of outdoor patio blinds are right for you, consider the following advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Advantages
  • Most common/budget blinds
  • Good for seniors
  • Good for rentals
  • Most functional

Disadvantages

  • Cannot be motorized
  • Cannot be installed over French doors
Advantages
  • Easy to match with your kitchen style
  • Wide range of available styles makes it more unique to your home

Disadvantages

  • Functions better if you have two sliding door shades installed side-by-side rather than a single one
  • Because they do not have slats, they don’t give you as much flexibility with light control
Advantages
  • Looks more solid and “permanent”
  • Good for sound
  • Good for light control
  • Easy for clean and maintain
  • Highest durability
  • Can be motorized
  • Flexibility with privacy

Disadvantages

  • Can block out too much light and obstruct your view
Key Qualities
  • Stylish and trendy
  • Can be motorized
  • Available in a wide range of colours to match your room

Price Range
(Per Square Foot)

  • Functions better as two shades installed side-by-side rather than a single one
Key Qualities
  • Durable, stylish and trendy
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be motorized
  • Available in a wide range of colours and patterns to match your room

Price Range
(Per Square Foot)

  • Functions better as two pieces side-by-side rather than a single one across both panels
  • Light-filtering fabrics may still show subtle shadows or silhouettes from the outside. For increased privacy, choose a blackout fabric

Material

Advantages

Disadvantages

Vertical patio door blinds

  • Most common/budget blinds
  • Good for seniors
  • Good for rentals
  • Most functional
  • Cannot be motorized
  • Cannot be installed over French doors

Sliding door cellular shades

  • Easy to match with your kitchen style
  • Wide range of available styles makes it more unique to your home
  • Functions better if you have two sliding door shades installed side-by-side rather than a single one
  • Because they do not have slats, they don’t give you as much flexibility with light control

Patio door shutters

  • Looks more solid and “permanent”
  • Good for sound
  • Good for light control
  • Easy for clean and maintain
  • Highest durability
  • Can be motorized
  • Flexibility with privacy
  • Can block out too much light and obstruct your view

Dual patio door shades/Zebra shades/Horizontal shades

  • Stylish and trendy
  • Can be motorized
  • Available in a wide range of colours to match your room
  • Functions better as two shades installed side-by-side rather than a single one
Patio door rollershades
  • Durable, stylish and trendy
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be motorized
  • Available in a wide range of colours and patterns to match your room
  • Functions better as two pieces side-by-side rather than a single one across both panels
  • Light-filtering fabrics may still show subtle shadows or silhouettes from the outside. For increased privacy, choose a blackout fabric

How Do I Get My Outdoor Patio Blinds Installed?

You have two ways to get your Patio Door Blinds Installation project started.

Virtual Consultation:

1 Free Virtual Consultation

  • Use our online request form to book a free virtual consultation with a Home Depot Design Consultant
  • They will show you a range of design options and order samples for your new patio door blinds

2 Measurements Taken

  • You can take measurements under guidance of the design consultant, or an installer will make an appointment to schedule a check measure
  • When your patio door blinds order is ready, the Installer will contact you to schedule installation

3 Blinds Installation

  • At the pre-scheduled time, the Installer will deliver and install your new outdoor patio blinds
  • The Installer will conduct a thorough cleanup and inspection once the job is done

In-Home Consultation

1 Free In-Home Consultation

  • Use our online request form to book a free in-home consultation with a Home Depot Design Consultant
  • They will show you a range of design options and order samples for your new patio door blinds

2 Measurements Taken

  • At a later, pre-scheduled appointment, a Home Depot Installer will take measurements and order your patio door blinds
  • When your patio door blinds order is ready, the Installer will contact you to schedule installation

3 Blinds Installation

  • At the pre-scheduled time , the Installer will deliver and install your new outdoor patio blinds
  • The Installer will conduct a thorough cleanup and inspection once the job is done

Why Choose Patio Door Blinds Over Curtains or Drapery?

It used to be cheaper to opt for simple curtains or drapery over custom sliding door blinds, French patio door blinds or other outdoor patio blinds. But with recent advances, custom-fit and even motorized options have become available at competitive prices.

Aesthetically, choosing professionally installed sliding door blinds or French patio door blinds allows you a range of options that are all a better, more stylish and precise fit for your patio doors. But they’re also more functional than curtains or drapery, which can’t be installed directly onto doors and unlike some more appropriate French patio door blinds or sliding door blinds options, can often just get in the way whenever you’re going in or going out.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Patio Door Blinds

Your patio door blinds installation cost will depend on the types of blinds you choose and the scope of your project. Here are some of the most important factors you will need to take into account when considering your options for patio door blinds installation.

1 Patio Door Type

Whether you’re choosing sliding door blinds, panel patio door blinds or French patio door blinds, the types of patio doors you have is perhaps the most important factor in considering what kinds of patio door blinds you select for installation.

For instance, some blinds and shutters can be installed directly onto French doors, an option that is not available for sliding patio doors. On the other hand, vertical blinds are a more practical and functional option when choosing sliding door blinds than they are for French patio door blinds.

2 High Traffic/Low Traffic

If you’re choosing blinds to cover a frequently-used patio door, you’ll want to consider patio door blinds options that are the easiest to open and close. Durability is important, too, since you’ll want to choose blinds that can stand up to frequent use. Similarly, these considerations are less important when installing patio door blinds over doors that are rarely used or in low-traffic areas.

3 Light Control

Your patio doors are often the primary source of light in your room. If this is the case for you, choosing patio door blinds that allow for optimal and convenient light control should be one of your most important considerations. Sliding patio door blinds or shutters that open and close easily, or ones that offer excellent light control while ensuring privacy, may be your preferred options.

4 Matching Other Blinds

If your patio doors share a wall or a room with other windows, you’ll want to consider patio door blinds options that match the colour and style of the adjacent window coverings. Choosing new patio door blinds may be an opportunity to consider new custom blinds installation options for your windows as well.

Find out about the many custom window covering options available to you when you request a free consultation from a Home Depot Installer.

10 Factors That Affect Your Patio Door Blinds Installation Cost:

Type of Material

Like all window coverings, patio door blinds are available in a full range of materials, from vinyl and aluminum to fabric, bamboo and solid wood. Consider which materials are right for your patio doors, your home and your budget. 

Stock or Custom

Stock patio door blinds can be purchased off the shelf at your nearest Home Depot; however, custom-purchaesd patio door blinds are measured to fit your doors and frames specially, also allowing for more style and material options. 

Brand

Not all patio door blinds manufacturers offer products for the same prices. Products from some more premium brands may come at a higher cost.

Motorization

Motorized options are now available for your patio door blinds and have become increasingly affordable over the years. Choose from a range of hard-wired or battery-operated options.

“Smart” Upgrades

Some of the newer types of patio door blinds can be operated remotely, timed to adjust automatically, or even controlled through your phone or smart home interface.  

Number of Patio Doors

If your project involves double doors instead of single doors, or multiple patio doors rather than just one, you can expect a higher cost for your patio door blinds installation.

Type of Patio Doors

Patio door blinds need to match to the needs and/or function of your patio doors. Vertical blinds, for example, are not an appropriate option for French doors but are well-suited for sliding doors.

Labour

The cost of labour will also depend on the amount of time required for your patio door blinds installation. Jobs involving more and/or larger patio doors or a more complicated setup will require more labour, with an upwards effect on cost.

Your Location

Patio door blinds installation costs may vary from one region to the next based on local material and distribution costs, as well as travel distance for the Installer.

Warranty

A manufacturer’s warranty can range from x years to x years. Ask your design consultant about which standard and extended warranty options are available to you with your patio door blinds installation order.

Can I Save Money by Installing My Own Patio Door Blinds?

When you order patio door blinds installation, you’re getting a product that’s both custom-fitted for your patio doors and professionally installed by an experienced Home Depot Installer. If you purchase stock patio door blinds from a store, you can save on your overall project cost by installing them yourself.

Some tools and materials you will need to complete your own patio door blinds installation include:

  • Measuring tape
  • Level
  • Power drill and drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Brackets
  • Ladder
  • Anchors/Drywall plugs
  • Caulking
  • Shims

Consider your options carefully. Professional patio door blinds installation can sometimes cost more than purchasing and installing similar products off the shelf, but it offers you more options for style, shape and material.

Remember, too, that choosing professional patio door blinds installation gives you both the expertise of an experienced installer and a warranty on their work.

Request a FREE in-home consultation with a licensed Home Depot Installer.

Call 1-800-HOME DEPOT (1-800-466-3337), visit a store, or request a consultation online.