Help With Hanging Roller Shades?

Help With Hanging Roller Shades?

Aaron Able
Dec 16, 2010

Hello, I am moving into an apartment on the UES in New York and have purchased roller shades with brackets to block out the light. I normally hang these myself but have run into a dilemma. The window frame is either steel or aluminum and cannot be drilled through…

… I even bought a steel drill bit and it just spun around. The building told me the shades need to be hung with a hammer drill (?) and that it will cost $220 per window. This seems like a scam to me since I'm sure the previous tenants had shades in place. There are also quite a few windows in the apartment — 8! Any thoughts on how I can hang these without involving the maintenance guys? Thank you!

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