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Instructions for Inside Mounted Roller Shades

Depth Requirements

  • Is your window deep enough for an inside mount? Find out by referencing the mounting surface requirements by clicking on the “Product Info” tab on the product’s page.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside top edge of the window frame.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
  • Deductions that will be made by our factory:

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) from the top inside edge down to the window sill in three places.
  • Take the largest of the three measurements.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the second number of the measurement. This is the height you will order.
  • Roller shades will come with extra fabric to conceal the roller.
  Spring Roller   Chain Mechanism  
  1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8" 1 3/8” Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8" 1" Metal Roller 72" and greater
  Inside Mount   Inside Mount  
Tip to tip 0 0 0 0
Fabric 1 ¾" 1 ¾" 1 ¼" 1 ¼"

*Do not attempt to account for fabric deductions by changing measurements on inside mount shades.

  • *** Finished product on all inside mount blinds will be made to your size specifications and will be tip to tip. The actual fabric width will be 1 ¼” less than the total measurement for inside mount and chain lifts and will be 1 ¾ “ less for inside mount and spring lifts. 

Instructions for Outside Mounted Roller Shades

Because an outside mount covers the entire window opening and frame, there are additions you will need to make to order the right size. We will custom make your product to the dimensions you give us when ordering, and we will not make any additions for you.

Flat surface requirements

  • First decide where you want to mount the shade outside of the window frame. Make sure you have a minimum of 2 ½” of flat space. To find the product’s specific mounting requirements, refer to the information in the “Product Info” tab on whatever product you’re ordering.

Measuring the width

Measure the width
  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the wooden or metal window frame or how wide you would like the blind or shade to be.
  • Use that measurement and add at minimum of four inches, which is 2” for each side. This will ensure the window is properly covered.
  • Write down that size making sure that it is the first number of the measurement. This is the width you will order.
  • Deductions that will be made by our factory:

Measuring the height

Measure the height
  • When measuring the window’s height, take it from three locations: the top, middle, and the bottom.
  • You’ll use the largest of the three measurements and add a minimum of four inches, which is two for the top and two for the bottom. This ensures the window will be properly covered.
  • Now you have the perfect height and you’re ready to order.
  • Roller shades will come with extra fabric to conceal the roller.
  Spring Roller   Chain Mechanism  
  1" Metal Roller 14" – 71 7/8" 1 3/8” Metal Roller 72" and greater 1" Metal Roller 12" – 71 7/8" 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater
  Outside Mount   Outside Mount  
Tip to tip 0 0 0 0
Fabric 1 ¾" 1 ¾" 1 ¼" 1 ¼"
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