Custom Roller Shades | The Yardstick - San Jose, CA

Roller shades are shades that roll up and down, elegantly and seamlessly fitting within the window.

They are one of the most popular window treatments available for their seamless fit and space-saving thinness. Roller shades look great and come in a variety of styles and transparencies to control your light filtration, visibility, and privacy.

Best of all, electric roller shades can be motorized and controlled via mobile app, remote control, or wall switch. Modern automated shades can also be scheduled to roll up and down at certain times throughout the day.

The Yardstick – Expert Roller Shade Sales & Installation
Greater San Jose / San Francisco Bay Area

At The Yardstick, we pride ourselves on expert craftsmanship and personalized experiences. Shopping online and looking at endless color swatches is not the smart way to shop for window treatments. And we only partner with and sell top quality brands, saving you from the cheap products found at big-box-stores that may only last for months and not years of use.

We bring the showroom to you, with a free in-home consultation and measurement.*


Let’s Create Something Extraordinary

Call or email us to schedule a free in-home estimate:

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* Some fees and restrictions apply. View Contact Page for more details.

The main benefits of roller shades are:

  • Wide selection of colors, features, styles, & patterns
  • Slim, minimal footprint & profile saves space with an elegant look
  • Smooth operation (avoid uneven and clunky blinds)
  • Easier to clean than blinds, shutters, & drapes
  • Multiple light filtration & visibility options
  • Available in cordless options – safer for homes with children & no tangles/mess
  • Available with continuous loop cords – great for large & tall windows with no tangles/mess
  • Automation & motorized controls via app, remote control, or wall switch
  • UV protection & energy efficient



Eliminate unsightly-looking cords and add motorized controls, giving you added convenience you didn’t know you needed! If you’d like to learn more, contact us for an in-home consultation.

The Yardstick’s roller shades are:

  • Installed with a 1-Year Warranty on Installation
  • 5 Year Warranty on Motors
  • Manufactured by Top Quality Shading Brands
  • Competitively Priced with Official Dealer Pricing

Installed with a Lifetime Warranty

Competitively Priced with Official Dealer Pricing

Manufactured by Top Quality Shading Brands

Roller Shade Installations

We do all the work for you – our expert craftsmen do all the measuring, cutting, and installations.

Our installers will work with you to find the ideal installation time with as little hassle as possible.

Whether you already have a finished idea in mind, or are still piecing everything together, our experts are ready to help you make the right shade selection choices so that all aspects of the ordering and installation process go smoothly.

We gladly work with designers, realtors, custom home builders, general contractors, and other partners, as well.

For over 50 years, we’ve been delivering value to Bay Area homeowners with our excellent window coverings and treatments like roller shades and more. We bring our sophisticated offerings and expertise direct to your home or business, trusted by homeowners throughout the greater Bay Area from Monterey to San Francisco.


Mike T.
San Jose, CA

This review is a little overdue, but the fact I look at my shades each day provides a little reminder of how great they are and how easy The Yardstick was to work with.

The selection was easy as Jack came to my home to show samples. [The] installation was painless as well – one minute I had no shades and the next, I am a remote control genius raising and lowering the shades at my discretion.

I am super happy with my choice of using Jack and The Yardstick. The price was reasonable and the service has been nothing less than what I expected.

Roller Shade Brands

Hunter Douglas Roller Shades

We are proud to carry Hunter Douglas roller shades, in addition to Alta, Norman, and more.

Outdoor Roller Shades

Where can you use roller shades?

Roller shades are a perfect option for shading and climate control in your outdoor space. Imagine sitting in your patio or pergola and having the sun filtered pleasantly. We also sell Zip shades which are exterior shades that have tracks on the sides for a lot of wind protection.

exterior roller shades from alta window fashions

Our Roller Shades will definitely add color, texture and a “wow” factor to your home or business. You’ll be able to choose from light-filtering or blackout materials in solid, texture, or prints to blend into any room they are installed.

All exterior shades are mildew-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and even flame-retardant! They’ll stand the test of time, protecting you from harsh sunlight and providing added privacy when you want it. If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor roller shades, get a free estimate by contacting us below.

Use the button below or give us a call at 408.214.1300 to get your free quote.

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Our full service area includes the following counties / cities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area:

Santa Clara County
San Jose
Santa Clara
Palo Alto

Monterey County
Pebble Beach
Carmel Valley

Alameda County

San Mateo County
Daly City
San Mateo
Redwood City
South San Francisco
Menlo Park

San Francisco

Contra Costa
San Ramon
Walnut Creek

Marin County
San Rafael
Mill Valley
Contra Costa
Belvedere Tiburon

Just outside our service area or don’t see your city listed? Don’t worry! Contact us and we’ll see if we can accommodate you.
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