Cost to Hang a Curtain Rod

Updated: June 2016

Curtain Rod Mounting Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Curtain Rod Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 72" to 144" metal curtain rod with decorative finials and mounting hardware.
6 rods$84.67$133.02
Curtain Rod Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to hang curtain rod. Layout, mark and drill mounting holes in wall framing studs. Secure unit and install trim hardware. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
12.4 hours$351.79$1,310.12
Curtain Rod Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to hang curtain rod including: fasteners, connectors, surface preparation and finishing materials.
6 Rods$15.00$25.00

Totals - Cost to Hang Curtain Rod - 6 Rods $451.45$1,468.14
Average Cost Per Rod  $75.24$244.69

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Hang a Curtain Rod! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Curtain Rod Mounting project. For a basic 6 rods project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Hang a Curtain Rod ranges between $75.24 - $244.69 per rod.

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1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "items" required for the project.

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Cost to Hang a Curtain Rod - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of curtain rod new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Curtain Rod Mounting, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Curtain Rod Mounting jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Curtain Rod Mounting. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Hang a Curtain Rod - References

Curtain Rod Mounting - Average Cost Per Rod

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Curtain Rod Mounting costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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