Shangri-La™ Sheer Horizontal Shades Installation Printable Copy 
How to Install Shangri-La Shades
Congratulations on your purchase of a Shangri-La 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. Hex head
All of these parts are included with every time
A. Headrail
B. Continuous Cord Loop
C. Fabric
D. Bottomrail
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 shangri-la 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 Mount

Step 2. Attach Brackets to Mounting Surface
Inside Mount
The Shangri-La shade for shallow mount a minimum 5/8" and for flush inside mount a minimum 3 3/16" (shown in the picture on the right A). To ensure that the headrail is mounted level use the shims (show in the picture on the right B).

Fully Recessed Inside Mount
Low light gap wedges can be used to reduce the top light gap when the shade is mounted fully recessed. The wedge is placed between the mounting surface and the bracket with the tabs on the wedge facing down and the thick end of the wedge toward the back of the bracket.

Side Mount
Measure from window sill up to desired mounting position on each side of the window frame. Mark position. Mount side mount brackets on each side of window frame as shown. Make sure to confirm that headrail will sit perfectly level. Once side mount brackets are installed and properly positioned, attach the standard mount brackets using the nuts and bolts provided.

Position screw in center of slot so you can adjust position of bracket as necessary

NOTE: Side Mount Brackets are available upon request (in the Notes section) for Inside Mount shades under 48” in width. An extra ½” Side Mount Bracket deduction must be requested in the Notes section.


Outside Mount
The minimum for mounting bracket surface is 3/4".

The extension bracket is optional. Optional brackets are used to project the back of the shading up to 2 1/2" from the mounting surface. Attach the Standard Mounting bracket to the Extension Bracket with the nut and bolt provided. The minimum required for extension bracket surface is 2".


Step 3. Hanging The Shade

Bump Stops
Before installing the shading, it is important to check the position of the bump stops inside the headrail. There are two stops which prevent the bottom rail from traveling too far into the headrail. These bump stops need to be at the ends of the headrail, butting up to the endcap. This will prevent the bottom rail from stacking unevenly in the headrail.

Push the rail back until it is fully engaged.
Un-Install Headrail
To remove the shading, partially lower the shading and insert a flat head screwdriver as shown. Twist the screwdriver until the headrail disengages from the bracket.

Cord Tensioner Installation
Lower the shading. Choose one of the three installation methods shown to position the tension device on the window frame or the wall so that the tension device and the control cord do not interfere with shade operation.

The control cord must be taut but still operable. Do not allow for any slack. Do not twist or cross the control cord.

Hold Down Installation (optional)
Use the pin on the hold down bracket to punch out the front hole on the bottom rail end cap. ( For the inside hold down bracket a maximum of 1" surface.)

Mount the hold down to the side or back of the window frame so that the pin lines up with the front hole in the bottom rail end cap with the shade fully lowered and fully open.

Lower the shading and flex the hold down bracket outward so that the pin can be inserted into the hole in the end cap.


Step 4. Shade Operation & Adjustment

Shade Operation
Pulling down on the back cord will lower the shading. When the window shading is completely lowered, pulling down on the back cord will open the vanes. Continued pulling in this direction will raise the fabric with the vanes in the open position. The window shading must only be raised a maximum of 24" in this manner to avoid damaging the fabric. There is a stop pre-set on the bead chain to allow 24" of the reverse roll up. There is no stop on the polyester cord option. DO NOT reverse roll more than 24".

Pulling down on the front cord will close the vanes and then raise the shading.

Shade Equalization Alignment
After installation, the shade may shift to one side as it rolls up, and require adjustment at the bottom rail. Flip the bottom rail up so you can see the bottom of the rail. If the fabric is moving to the right (or the right side of the bottom rail is higher than the left), turn the left side screw clockwise. If the fabric is moving to the left (or the left side of the bottom rail is higher than the right), turn the right side screw clockwise.

Step 5. Child Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission requires the use of a cord tie down (cord tensioner) on all continuous loop cord systems. The use of such a device is intended to significantly reduce the occurrence of infant or small child strangulation injuries or deaths resulting from the looped pull cords on various window treatment products.

The Cord Tensioner is installed on the Lift Cord before packaging. The Tensioning device should be mounted in the proper position to pull the cord taut in order to reduce the possibility of injury.

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 6. Cleaning and Care

The soft and delicate feel of Sheer Horizontal Window Shadings belies the durability of the material. Sheer Horizontal is created from sturdy, knitted polyester fabric and may be feather dusted or vacuumed at a low suction setting. Spots or stains can be rubbed clean with a damp sponge and mild soap. To avoid discoloration of the material, we recommend against the use of chemical cleaners. If necessary the shading may be professionally ultrasonically cleaned.

All knitted fabrics experience weave variations due to heat, humidity and other room conditions. These variations can result in slight bowing, puckering and dimpling of the Sheer Horizontal material. The possible variations are minor and have been shown through case study not to detract from the beauty of this product.