Custom Window Shades - San Jose, CA : The Yardstick

Window shades are the perfect addition to create an ambiance of luxury in your home or business with a minimal footprint. They allow you to maintain privacy, control light filtration, and add a new customized look and feel to the interior of your home or business. When it comes to window shades, you want to make sure you get the right fit for your specific needs and desires. Shades come in various different types, styles, and patterns.

Window Shade Types & Brands

The Yardstick specializes in supplying and installing custom shades in homes and businesses throughout the greater San Francisco / San Jose Bay Area.

We offer a collection of shade types including:


We are authorized resellers and installers for a number of brands, including Hunter Douglas, one of the most well-known shade manufacturers in the country. We also carry Hunter Douglas, Alta, CONRAD, Graber, Norman, and more brands. If there is a brand you don’t see listed here, please contact us!

We can and have installed vertical shades, horizontal shades (horizontal sliding panels), and more unique configurations.

The Yardstick is different from other window shade companies. We also can install any other kind of custom window product you envision or want to create. We have the expertise to help you match any decor or match any model or example you may be envisioning.


Let’s Create Something Extraordinary

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View our window shading photo gallery to get inspired for your next window shade project.

Our Process

Creating new spaces with custom window treatments is where our passion comes into light and where the magic really happens for you. We begin with an in-home measuring and consultation process. This preparation helps create the perfect ambiance for your space.

The right products will make your living space into your sanctuary.

We consider color combinations, home style, light filtration/blocking, energy/cost savings, and more during this process and in-home appointment.

After we define the custom shade design for you, our installers work with you to schedule a time for your installation and describe how they will complete the installation of your custom shades as seamlessly as possible.

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During the installation itself, our installers at The Yardstick treat your house respectfully and are trained to complete the work as neatly and professionally as possible while also being prompt and making sure you’re completely satisfied with our service and final result.

Ready for a free in-home consultation? Give us a call at 408-214-1300 or send us an email through our contact page. We look forward to helping you get the functional, stylish, and high-quality shades you are looking for.

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Our window covering galleries display different types of shades products we’ve installed for previous customers from residential to commercial. Be inspired by these different projects to bring your new window covering to life. See something you want to recreate? Let us know through our contact page so we can create a custom shades installation package just for you.

Let’s Discuss Your Window Shades Project

Choosing the right shades can seem overwhelming at first, but we will work with you as expert window covering specialists to make sure you get exactly the right shades you want and need. Through 60+ years of experience, we pride ourselves in being experts in designing and installing the high-quality shades you’re looking for. Feel free to learn more about our other services, learn about us, or contact us to discuss your next project. We look forward to working with you to install shades that improve or match the current look and feel of your home or business.

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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