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How to Install Roller Shades
Congratulations on your purchase of a roller shade. Your shade has been custom made to your specifications and is one of the finest window treatments available. Before you unwrap your shades, please take a few moments to read these instructions. When using tools, make sure you have proper eye protection. With careful installation and periodic cleaning, your shades will provide you with many years of trouble free service. Unpack your new shades and check the packaging carefully to assure all parts have been removed before discarding the shipping containers.
Tools needed
1. Tape Measure (metal or wood)
2. Pencil
3. Screwdrivers (flat and phillips)
4. Carpenter's level
5. 1/4" Hex head
All parts listed are not included with every shade
A. Brackets
B. Clutch Mechanism
C. Beaded Cord Loop
D. Fabric
IMPORTANT NOTE: Screws provided are for installation into wooden frames only. For metal surfaces, use suitable sheet metal screws and pre-drill holes. For concrete, stone, brick, or tile use a carbide drill and appropriate anchors and screws. For wallboard or plaster, use hollow wall anchors and/or longer screws to each framing or stud.

Step 1. Determining Mounting Method

Your roller shade is custom made using the finest materials available. Each shade includes all necessary installation hardware and has been checked for operation and alignment. The following instructions are for the three most common installation types.

Inside Mount
Outside or Ceiling Mount

Step 2. Attach Brackets to Mounting Surface
Inside Mount
The roller shade, when mounted should not make contact with the top of the window frame or any other obstruction when raised and lowered. Position the mount brackets inside the window frame. The brackets need to be aligned and level with one another. When the shade is installed it should move freely between the brackets.
Ceiling Mount
The roller shade, when mounted should not make contact with the top of the ceiling or any other obstruction when raised and lowered. Position the mount brackets on the ceiling. The brackets need to be aligned and level with one another. When the shade is installed it should move freely between the brackets, be sure to allow 1/8" of additional space between the brackets so the mechanism will rotate freely.
Outside Mount
The roller shade, when mounted should not make contact with the top of the window frame or any other obstruction when raised and lowered. Position the mount brackets outside the window frame. The brackets need to be aligned and level with one another. When the shade is installed it should move freely between the brackets, be sure to allow 1/8" of additional space between the brackets so the mechanism will rotate freely.
Spring Roller
Mount the left bracket slotted end up. the right bracket is mounted reversed. For reverse roll mount brackets reversed.

Step 3. Roller Shade Operation & Adjustment

Shade Operation
Continuous Loop
After mounting brackets, press the plastic inserts into the brackets. Place the shade in the plastic insert/bracket. Place the round pin of the roller into the plastic insert/ bracket.

Spring Roller
Put the shade into the brackets. insert round end pin into circle hole. Insert the other end into the slot on the other bracket.

Shade Adjustment & Alignment
Continuous Loop
The clutch cover may be removed to adjust the position of the chain stop.

Spring Roller
Lower the shade 16" from the top to tighten spring. Lift the shade off the bracket and roll up. Place the shade back in the brackets and check whether the spring is tight enough. Note: too much tension may damage the roller.


Step 4. Child Safety
1. Clamp or Clothes Pin
2. Cleat
3. Tie the cord to itself
4. Tie-down device

Young children can become entangled and strangle in cords. Keep all cords out of the reach of children. To avoid strangulation, use these devices.

Step 5. Cleaning and Care

Periodic vacuuming with a brush attachment is all that is normally needed to insure sheerweave lasting beauty. It is recommended to use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe off dust to keep the room-darkening vinyl shade in long lasting beauty.


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