OCTOBER 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update - Learn More

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We are Committed to You, Our Customers

While all of us; our customers, our families and our loved ones, navigate the day by day changes that sweep the daily news regarding Covid-19, we want to assure you that we are open and adhering to all guidelines and best practices set by the CDC and with our local government.

Our Design Experts and Customer Service associates are prepared, knowledgeable and fully able to work remotely and carry out the same remarkable product guidance and service you've known for years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order Samples?

We are now able to fulfill a limited selection of free sample requests and plan to expand this assortment as soon as we can. You can view sample availability on each product page. In order to ensure the safety of our employees, we have reduced the number of people allowed in our warehouse to guarantee appropriate social distancing. This may mean that you may experience slower delivery than normal, and we appreciate your patience.

If you would like help, have questions, or even have pics of your space, our design experts can totally work with that.

Will Product Orders be Delayed?

We are closely communicating with all of our providers and facilities to provide our customers the most up-to-date information on all of our window treatments. You can look at your product's page to get an estimate of current production times (as you normally would).

Our Commitment to Safety

We are in this together and we take the health and safety of our employees and our customers seriously. With that, we will let you know that in following the directive of our local government, we are complying with a Stay Home — Work Safe order as well as with best practices provided by the CDC. To accomplish this, we are working safely and remotely to get you decorating advice, step-by-step measuring and installation instructions and assistance with orders.

How to Measure for Blinds for Angled Windows

Tips Before You Get Started

  • Shop American Blinds for angled windows—choose from angle top or bottom cellular shades
  • Use a steel tape measure for the most accurate measurements on your angled windows
  • If you're considering an Inside Mount, make sure your window has enough depth to accommodate it
  • Always measure width (left to right) first and height (top to bottom) second
  • Record all measurements to the closest 1/8", making sure to clearly identify which is your height and which is your width—it is very common to get them mixed up

Determine Inside Mount or Outside Mount

  • Angled blinds or shades that are inside mounted will be cut to hang entirely within the window
    • We recommend inside mount whenever possible
    • Neat, streamlined look
    • Usually best for energy efficiency
  • Angled blinds or shades that are outside mounted will hang outside your angled window opening, overlapping the edges
    • We recommend outside mount for out-of-square windows, and for windows with minimal mounting depth or obstructions within the frame
    • Minimizes light gaps, giving you better light control and privacy

Diagram of how to measure for blinds for angled windows - angle top and angle bottom windows

Measuring for Inside Mount

Note: Inside-mounted angled blinds and shades will have a small deduction automatically applied by the manufacturer, to ensure proper fit.

Width

  • Measure at the depth within the frame where you'll install your brackets
  • Measure width at the top, center and bottom of the rectangular portion of your window opening; you will not take any measurements from the angled portion for this step
  • Record the smallest measurement (to the closest 1/8") as your Width

Height (Tall Side)

  • For angle-top windows: Measure the height of the "tall side" of the window opening, from the bottom edge to the top corner of the angled portion
  • For angle-bottom windows: Measure the height of the "tall side" from the top edge to the bottom corner of the angled portion
  • Record the measurement (to the closest 1/8") as your Height

Short Side Height

  • For angle-top windows: Measure the height of the "short side" of the window opening, from the bottom edge to where the angle starts
  • For angle-bottom windows: Measure the height of the "short side" from the top edge to where the angle starts
  • Record the measurement (to the closest 1/8") as your Short Side Height

Angle Length

  • For angle-top windows: Measure the length of the angled line, from where the angled portion of the window starts to its top corner
  • For angle-bottom windows: Measure the length of the angled line, from where the angled portion of the window starts to its bottom corner
  • Record the measurement (to the closest 1/8") as your Angle Length

Measuring for Outside Mount

Note: Outside-mounted angled blinds and shades will have no deductions taken at the factory. They will be made according to your exact measurements.

Width

  • Measure the area you want to cover, from left to right, in only the non-angled section of the window
  • Make sure your measurement overlaps the window opening by at least 2" on both sides
  • Record this measurement as your Width

Height (Tall Side)

  • For angle-top windows: Measure from the top corner of the "tall side" of your shade to the bottom of the window opening
  • For angle-bottom windows: Measure from the bottom corner of the "tall side" of your shade to the top of the window opening
  • Add the amount you want your shade to overlap (we recommend at least 2" on each side)
  • Record this measurement as your Height

Short Side Height

  • For angle-top windows: Measure from the top of the "short side" of your window (where the angle starts) to the bottom of the window opening
  • For angle-bottom windows: Measure from the top of the window opening to the bottom of the "short side" of the window (where the angle starts)
  • Add the amount you want your shade to overlap (we recommend at least 2" on each side)
  • Record this measurement as your Short Side Height

Angle Length

  • Measure the length of the angled side of your window and record this measurement as your Angle Length