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Inside Mount Instructions
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Inside Mount Instructions - Width

  • Use a steel measuring tape and measure to the nearest 1/8.
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in 3 places (top, middle, bottom).
  • Take the smallest of the 3 measurements.
  • This is the width measurement you will order; width is always the first measurement recorded.
  • Your window must have a minimum depth of " for the mounting brackets.
  • The manufacturer will deduct 3/8" from the width, to ensure proper fit.

Inside Mount Instructions - Height

  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in 3 places.
  • Take the longest of the 3 measurements.
  • This is the height measurement you will order; height is always the second measurement recorded.
  • Multiple shade orders of different heights may not have the same size top pleats.

* Do not transpose width and height measurements. *
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* Finished blind size may vary +/- 1/8. *
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Outside Mount Instructions - Width

  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the window frame or how wide you would like the shade to be.
  • Make sure to measure wide enough to cover the entire window and provide for minimum light gap; we recommend adding 6" to 8". Example: if the window opening is 36", by ordering 40" it will provide 2" coverage on each side of the window.
  • This is the width measurement you will order; width is always the first measurement recorded.
  • If you specify outside mount, the manufacturer will not take any additional deductions.

Outside Mount Instructions - Height

  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in 3 places.
  • Take the longest of the 3 measurements.
  • We recommend adding 4" to this number to ensure optimum light control and privacy.
  • Please be aware your height measurement will always include the headrail. Example: if the height ordered is 50 this will be the height including the headrail (from the very top of the headrail to the bottom rail).
  • You will mount the headrail on, above or beyond the window frame.
  • Some windows have decorative trim which may interfere with mounting; it's important to add to your measurement to mount above the trim. Remember to request extension brackets.
  • Multiple shade orders of different heights may not have the same size top pleats.
* Do not transpose width and height measurements. *
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* Finished blind size may vary +/- 1/8. *
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