Lowe’s Installation Fees Explained (Carpet, Water Heaters, Windows, etc)

Lowe’s offers installation for purchases like flooring, fencing, sinks, and decking through independent service providers. Installation prices vary widely depending on the product, the contractor, and other factors. Additionally, Lowe’s service providers offer free local delivery and connection to existing hook-ups for a few major appliances. For more about Lowe’s installation fees, as well as the list of items Lowe’s independent service providers will install, see below.

Lowe’s Installation Fees

Lowe’s offers installations through independent service providers (meaning contractors, not Lowe’s employees).[1] Because installers are independent contractors, installation fees vary greatly; Lowe’s customer service representatives could not provide any price quotes without a full consultation.[2]

Price Quotes

Lowe’s doesn’t offer installation price quotes online or over the phone; you’ll need to schedule an at-home consultation for an independent service provider to take exact measurements and determine the level of work required.[2]

For a few specific appliance installations, you can request a quote online. Additionally, Lowe’s offers a carpet measurement calculator to help you determine the amount of carpeting you’ll need and the estimated labor hours for an idea of the total cost of installation.

Installation Cost Factors

Factors that impact Lowe’s installation prices include:

  • The contractor’s rates
  • The size of the project
  • The brand of the product
  • The complexity of the item or appliance being installed
  • Your location
  • Existing appliance hook-ups
  • Any permits and or tools required for installation

Service providers charge different rates depending on what they’re installing. In most cases, contractors charge based on the labor hours spent installing the item. However, there may be additional fees for things like having to do an excessive amount of cleaning and prep work or hauling away old appliances.[3]

Typically, the installation contractor will obtain the necessary permits for installation, test the new product (if necessary), and check for things like leaks and other issues.[3]

Lowe’s installation projects also include the Lowe’s Limited Installation Warranty, which covers most installation projects for one year, and roofing installations for two years.[4]

Free Delivery for Appliances

For some major appliances (including refrigerators, washers and dryers, freezers, and electric ranges), Lowe’s offers free local delivery, as long as you have the existing necessary hook-ups.[5] This service includes connecting the appliance and inspecting/testing it but doesn’t include haul-away for the old appliance.

This service is not available for things like flooring, carpeting, or outdoor items, and it doesn’t include appliances like dishwashers, wall ovens, microwaves, water heaters, or air conditioners. For these items, you must pay installation fees.[5]

What Lowe’s Will Install

Lowe’s independent service providers will typically install the following items:[6]

Kitchen

  • Backsplashes
  • Cabinets
  • Cooktops
  • Countertops
  • Dishwashers
  • Garbage disposal
  • Gas ranges
  • Over-the-range microwaves
  • Range hoods
  • Refrigerators
  • Trash compactor
  • Wall ovens

Bathroom

  • Sinks/faucets
  • Toilets
  • Vanities

Outdoor

  • Awnings
  • Decking
  • Doors (home doors, storm doors, etc.)
  • Fencing (as previously reported)
  • Gutters
  • Playsets
  • Roofing
  • Sheds
  • Siding

Miscellaneous

  • A/C units
  • Blinds, shades, and shutters
  • Carpeting (as previously reported)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Evaporative coolers
  • Flooring (hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl)
  • Furnaces
  • Gas dryers
  • Generators
  • Lighting
  • Washers and dryers
  • Water heaters
  • Water softeners
  • Windows