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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 top edge of the window frame.
  • Take the smallest of the 3 measurements.
  • Your window must have a minimum depth of 1 ½" for standard clutch (chain mechanism) and 1 Ύ" for a spring roller to allow for the mounting brackets.

Manufacturer Deductions:†
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Spring Roller
  1" Metal Roller 14" - 71 7/8" 1 3/8" Metal Roller 73" and greater
Inside Mount
Tip to Tip 1/8" 1/8"
Roller 5/8" 5/8"
Fabric 1 1/8" 1 1/8"
     


Standard Clutch (Chain Mechanism)
  1" Metal Roller 12" - 71 7/8" 1" Metal Roller 72" and greater
Inside Mount
Tip to Tip 1/8" 1/8"
Roller 1 1/4" 1 3/8"
Fabric 1 1/4" 1 3/8"
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†The above chart may not apply to upgraded headrail options.
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* Do not attempt to account for fabric deductions by changing measurements on inside mount shades. *

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.

* 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 blind to be.
  • To go above and beyond the wood frame for panel tracks, add 6” to 8” to your width measurement.
  • Make sure to measure wide enough to cover the entire window and provide for minimum light gap. Adding 6” to 8” is recommended. Example: if the window opening is 70", by ordering 76", it will provide 3" 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.

Manufacturer Deductions:
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Spring Roller
  1" Metal Roller 14" - 71 7/8" 1 3/8" Metal Roller 72" and greater
Outside Mount
Tip to Tip 0" 0"
Roller 1/2" 1/2"
Fabric 1" 1"
     


Standard Clutch (Chain Mechanism)
  1" Metal Roller 12" - 71 7/8" 1" Metal Roller 72" and greater
Outside Mount
Tip to Tip 0" 0"
Roller 1 1/8" 1 1/4"
Fabric 1 1/8" 1 1/4"

Outside Mount Instructions - Height

  • Measure the height you would like the blind to be by measuring top to bottom.
  • Make sure to measure wide enough to cover the entire window and provide for minimum light gap. 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.
  • With a decorative hem, be sure to add to your measurement for sufficient overlap of the bottom sill to ensure optimum light control and privacy.

* Do not transpose width and height measurements. *
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* Finished blind size may vary +/- 1/8”. *
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