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How to Install Roman Shades
Congratulations on your purchase of a roman 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. Screwdriver
4. Drill
5. Level
6. Scissors
7. Drill bits (1/16" and 7/64")
Hardware included
• Installation Brackets
• Mounting Screws
• Additional Mounting Brackets
(If required for extra support)
Fastening the anchors into various materials:
The screws provided are for mounting the shade to a wood surface only. For other surfaces, use the following: (not supplied)
Wallboard or Plastic - Pre-drill holes for suitable hollow wall anchors or toggle bolts.
Metal Surfaces - Pre-drill holes and use short metal screws.
For Concrete, Stone, Brick or Tile - Use a carbide drill and appropriate plugs, or anchor with screws.

Step 1. Determining Mounting Method

Your roman 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
If shade is for inside window installation, and if the window frame is not even or level, use shims to make sure that the headrail will be level when installed.

Uneven Frame

Shim as necessary
Even if the headrail is mounted on the frame, wall or ceiling, it must be level, so the shade will operate properly. Also make sure that shade is the proper length and that it will clear any obstructions. (Spacers or extension brackets may be required for shade to clear any obstructions.)

Step 2. Attach Brackets to Mounting Surface
Inside Mount
Note: If installation brackets (included) are used for inside mount, refer to “Ceiling Installation”. Otherwise, see below for mounting instructions.
Inside Hang (ceiling mounted) - Shade is fabricated to fit inside the window casement.
Hold headrail level against the top of the casement, lower the shade to make sure it is the correct height, and that shade clears any obstructions. (Shimming may be required to level shade.) While holding the headrail firmly against the casement, drill 1/16" pilot holes into the casement through the small round holes in the headrail. (Do not drill pilot holes through the slots in the headrail.) Use the 2-inch wood screws to attach the shade to the window casement. If shim is used to level headrail, make sure that it is in place before tightening screws.

Ceiling Mount
Outside Hang (ceiling mounted) - Shade is fabricated to overlap the window opening. The installation brackets are mounted to the ceiling. Hold headrail against the ceiling. Lower shade, check for correct length. Position shade so that it clears any obstructions. While holding the headrail against the ceiling, lightly mark on the ceiling surface the positions of the headrail slots.

Hold each installation bracket against the ceiling and mark for two diagonal screw holes. Position brackets to line up with centers of slots in headrail. Drill pilot holes and use appropriate fastener screws, wall anchors or toggle bolts to mount brackets. Push the headrail up onto the brackets so that the threaded posts on the brackets fit through the slots in the headrail. Secure the headrail to installation brackets by tightening wing nuts.


Outside Mount
Outside Hang (wall mounted) - Shade is fabricated to overlap the window opening. The installation brackets are mounted to window frame or wall. Hold headrail level. Lower shade, check for correct length, and that shade clears any obstructions. (Spacers or extension brackets may be required to clear any obstructions.) While holding the headrail level against the window frame or wall, lightly mark on the mounting surface the positions of the headrail slots.

Hold each installation bracket against the mounting surface and mark for two diagonal screw holes. Position brackets to line up with centers of slots in headrail. Drill pilot holes and use appropriate fastener screws, wall anchors or toggle bolts to mount brackets. Push the headrail up onto the brackets so that the threaded posts on the brackets fit through the slots in the headrail. Secure the headrail to installation brackets by tightening wing nuts.

Step 3. Roman Shade Operation & Adjustment
Shade Operation
Your shade is equipped with a locking mechanism that holds the shade at the desired height. To raise or lower the shade, pull and angle the lift cords toward the middle of the shade. A slight tug will release the cord lock allowing shade to be moved up or down. To lock the shade at the desired height, angle the lift cord outward to the side to engage the cord lock. If the shade should bind during raising or lowering, check the lift cords for proper alignment on the pulleys (under valance).
Shade Adjustment & Alignment
Your shade has been carefully inspected and adjusted to operate properly. Once installed however, minor adjustments may be necessary. The yarn in your Roman Shade is flexible enough to straighten to window opening by stretching the yarn. Pull down on the short side on the bottom to eliminate unevenness and align the shade. If the shade is not flat when lowered, roll the shade tightly from the bottom and then twist the roll from the ends (one end clockwise and the other counter-clockwise) to align yarn and slats. Should a strand of yarn slip out from the edge of the Roman Shade fabric, it may be removed with scissors (from top to bottom of shade) without affecting the strength of the shade.

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

Occasional dusting or vacuuming with a brush attachment is all that is necessary to keep your shade looking new.


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